Oral Cancer & Diagnostics
Most lung vaping cases linked to informal sources of THC
January 21, 2020 -- The recent outbreak of lung disease linked to vaping appears to be most prevalent in people who vaped THC-containing products obtained from informal sources, such as family, dealers, and online, according to a new report released on January 14 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Discuss
Report: Smoking costs add up in healthcare tally
January 16, 2020 -- Smoking costs more than $300 billion each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But which U.S. states bear the brunt of these costs? Personal finance website WalletHub ran the data and found that Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York had the highest total annual costs per adult smoker.  Discuss
Podcast: What to know about vaping in 2020
January 2, 2020 -- As we enter into a new decade, one recent trend continues to make its mark: vaping. But what does this mean for dental practices? How should they talk to their patients about the effects of vaping? In this podcast, dental pharmacology expert Tom Viola, RPh, discusses some simple ways that dental professionals can address the issue of vaping with their patients.  Discuss
ADA calls for ban on vaping products not OK'd by FDA
December 16, 2019 -- The ADA took a new, more aggressive stance against vaping and electronic cigarettes on December 16, calling for a total ban on any products that have not been approved for tobacco cessation purposes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
Report: Midwestern cities rank highest for excess
December 2, 2019 -- Total the number of smokers, coffee drinkers, and the number of fast-food restaurants in a city and you have one formula to identify a population in need of dental care -- and potential for periodontal disease. Personal finance website WalletHub ranked U.S. cities for "vice and excess" and found three midwestern U.S. cities ranked highest.  Discuss
FDA grants 1st modified-risk claims for smokeless tobacco
October 22, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing authorization for the first time for eight smokeless tobacco products from Swedish Match USA under its modified risk tobacco product pathway.
ADA takes stand against vaping
October 21, 2019 -- The ADA has issued a statement opposing the use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping nicotine, in light of the growing number of vaping-related injury reports that have emerged in recent months.
CDC names vaping-related illness, issues new guidance
October 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its initial recommendations for healthcare providers on how to deal with vaping-associated illness, which the CDC has now named e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).  Discuss
FDA to regulate flavored e-cigarettes after spike in use
September 11, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans on September 11 to regulate flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in response to an alarming spike in use by children.
CDC: Vaping linked to severe lung disease
August 20, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a cluster of severe lung disease linked to electronic cigarette use, or vaping. Patients experienced cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue that eventually led to hospitalization.  Discuss
Special Feature
5 misconceptions about oral and oropharyngeal cancer
Screening of every dental patient older than 18 for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is a must, writes Jo-Anne Jones, RDH. Taking the time to screen each patient can make an impact on oral cancer survival rates. However, dentists and oral healthcare professionals have a few common misconceptions about these cancers. Read more.
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