Lessons from Lanka

Das, Anjana; Babu, N. Chaitanya
August 2012
Oral Health (0974-3960);Aug2012, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p24
Academic Journal
The article presents information regarding the incidence of oral cancer and efforts to control the use of tobacco in India. It informs that the incidence of oral cancers in India is 20-30 percent but in Srilanka where there are cultural roots to betel chewing, the incidence was 18 percent in 2010. According to a recent global tobacco survey, the habit of chewing tobacco in India is 33 percent in males and 18 percent in females. According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), Khaini is the most common smokeless tobacco product available and widely used in India.


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