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Occupational Exposure to Unburnt Tobacco and Potential Risk of Toxic Optic Neuropathy: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Beedi Rollers in Selected Rural Areas of Coastal Karnataka, India

Beedi manufacturing is a traditional home based small scale industry, spread over almost all the major states of India. Beedi which is also called poor man’s cigarette accounts for over half of the tobacco consumed in India…

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Prevalence of Smokeless Tobacco among Low Socioeconomic Populations: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

Approximately 6 million people breathe their last every year as a consequence of use tobacco and SLT, it is the mainly representing about 12% global mortality of adult. Keeping all conditions constant the SLT consumption and the forecasted death tool will be nearly…

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Alcohol and Tobacco Increases Risk of High Risk HPV Infection in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

The Head and Neck cancer (HNC) incidence accounts for approximately 25–30% of all cancer cases in India. HNC is a multifactorial and multiphasic disease which affects anatomical sites such as lip, oral cavity, nose and…

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Prevalence and Determinants of Tobacco Use in India

Tobacco is used in India in many forms. Smoking of cigarettes and beedis (tobacco wrapped in dried leaves of special trees) is one form of tobacco use. Smokeless tobacco use consists of chewing pan (mixture of lime, pieces of areca nut, tobacco and spices wrapped in betel leaf), chewing gutkha or pan masala (scented tobacco mixed with lime and areca nut, in powder form), and…

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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Association of Smokeless Tobacco and of Betel Quid without Tobacco with Incidence of Oral Cancer in South Asia and the Pacific

There are more than seventy species of tobacco, where Nicotiana tabacum is the chief commercial crop. This was first introduced into South Asia in the 1600s as a product to be smoked and gradually became popular in many different smokeless forms [1]–[3]. It was not known in Pacific communities before European contact [4] and was introduced to Papua New Guinea by Malay traders [5], [6]. Tobacco in its various forms is frequently…

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Tobacco use or body mass – Do they predict tuberculosis mortality in Mumbai, India?

Despite the availability of highly efficacious treatment for decades, tuberculosis remains a major global health problem. In 2010, there were an estimated 8.5–9.2 million cases and 1.2–1.5 million deaths (including deaths from tuberculosis among HIV positive people) [1]. Tuberculosis continues to remain a major burden in developing countries, including India.

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The effect of tobacco control measures during a period of rising cardiovascular disease risk in India

The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is rapidly rising in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) [1]. LMICs now account for over three-quarters of all global deaths from heart disease and stroke [2], with India expected to contribute more than any other nation to the growth in these deaths over the decade from 2010 to 2020…

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