What effects can smoking have on my oral health? Are cigars a safe alternative to cigarettes? Are smokeless tobacco products safe? The British Dental Health Foundation has some alarming news that you should know on its web site at www.dentalhealth.org.uk

The British Dental association states that it "has long been a leader in the battle against tobacco-related disease, working to educate the public about the dangers inherent in tobacco use and encouraging dentists to help their patients break the cycle of addiction. The BDA has continually strengthened and updated its tobacco policies as new scientific information has become available."