Understanding How Tobacco Causes Mouth Cancer

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Tobacco, like smoking cigarettes or cigars, is bad for your health. It’s one of the main reasons why people get sick and can even die. When you smoke, you breathe in lots of harmful stuff that can damage your body, making you more likely to get sick, especially with cancer.

Dr. Ashish Gupta, a trained, American board-certified medical oncologist and chief of Medical Oncology, at Unique Hospital Cancer Centre, Dwarka, India., says that in India, a lot of people get mouth cancer because of tobacco. This is a big problem, and we need to do something about it, like telling people how dangerous tobacco is and helping them quit.
How Tobacco Makes Mouth Cancer.

Nicotine is a super addictive chemical in tobacco that makes it hard to stop smoking. It’s not just addictive; it also helps cancer grow in your mouth. When you smoke, you expose your mouth to a bunch of bad chemicals that can hurt your tissues and make them swell up and get damaged.
Tobacco smoke contains things like formaldehyde and benzene, which are known to cause cancer. They can create spots in your mouth called leukoplakia and erythroplakia, which can turn into full-blown cancer if you don’t treat them.

Even if you don’t smoke but use things like chewing tobacco or snuff, you’re still at risk. These products can damage your gums and the inside of your mouth because they have chemicals that irritate them. This constant irritation can lead to cancerous tumors, especially in areas where tobacco is touched all the time.

What Can We Do About It?
Knowing how dangerous tobacco is for your mouth can help you make smarter choices to protect yourself and your family. We need to spread the word about the risks of tobacco and help people quit. Programs that help people stop smoking and support groups can make a big difference in fighting this problem that we can avoid.
By understanding the dangers of tobacco and taking action to stop using it, we can keep ourselves and future generations healthier and happier. It’s up to all of us to make a change for the better.

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