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Dentists urge smokers to quit

Dentists urge smokers to quit
One day before legislative councillors vote on whether or not to increase tobacco tax by 41.5 percent, dentists have urged people to quit smoking. They say the habit is linked to cancerous ulcers in the mouth and can increase the severity of other gum diseases such as periodontitis – an inflammatory infection of the tissue and bone surrounding the tooth. Smoking also causes teeth to stain and bad breath.

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