Acta Scientific Cancer Biology (ASCB) (ISSN: 2582-4473)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 11

Oral Mucosal Membrane Exposure and Adverse Health Risks Due to the Use of Smokeless Tobacco

Gail Cherry-Peppers1*, Andrea D Jackson2, Cheryl Fryer1, Candice Mitchell1, Tanya Greenfield1, Robert Gamble1, Xinbin Gu4, Jezelle Sonnier1, Dorienne Taylor-Bishop1, Gillian Robinson-Warner1, Lisa Slade1, Brian Laurence1, Albert Cheek1, Floydstyne Williams3 and Gretchen Peppers5

1Doctor of Dental Surgery, Office of the Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC. United States of America
2Dean Andrea Jackson, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, United States of America
3Project Coordinator, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, United States of America
4Associate Dean for Research, M.D., PhD., Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, United States of America
5Research Committee Summer Student, Washington, DC, United States of America

*Corresponding Author: Gail Cherry-Peppers, Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Director, Community Services Howard University College of Dentistry, United States of America.

Received: September 17, 2020; Published: October 13, 2020



  Substantial impact of various smokeless tobacco toxicants, constituents, and chemicals as they pass through the oral mucosal tissues, enter body fluids and systems causing adverse health effects. Greater emphasis should be placed on the early cellular, molecular, physiological, and morphological changes that occur secondary to the harmful chemicals and toxicants in smokeless tobacco, which play a role in the carcinogenesis process. Smokeless tobacco constituents may cause destruction and/or irritation of the oral mucosal tissues resulting in severe tissue damage, carcinogenesis and serious systemic effects.

Keywords: Buccal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC); Buccal Cancer; Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)



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Citation: Gail Cherry-Peppers., et al. “Oral Mucosal Membrane Exposure and Adverse Health Risks Due to the Use of Smokeless Tobacco". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.11 (2020): 10-16.


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