1418 - Understanding the Dangers and Health Consequences of Spit Tobacco Use

Author/Editor: Original Author: Susan C. Dodd, RDH, BA; Revised by Susan Morgan, DDS, MAGD, CTTS; M. Susann Gaydos, RDH, MSDH, CTTS; Amy Funk, RDH, MSDH, TTS; and Ashlee Sowards, RDH, BSDH, MSDH, TTS

Spit (smokeless) tobacco is a public health issue that gets limited attention. Patients using this product should be identified, urged to quit and provided counseling and cessation interventions. Dental providers are in a situation to show patients the damaging impact that his product has on oral health, and assist patients in quitting.

CE Credits: 3
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: Currently Under Review


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