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Patterns of dual use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco among US males: findings from national surveys
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    Gutkha-Ban (commercial brand of STs) in India is not implemented properly
    • Chitta R CHOWDHURY, Professor, Nitte University ABSMIDS Dept of Oral Biology & Genomic Studies, Mangalore, India | C
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      • Edward Lynch, Head Warwick Dentistry, UK and T. Kirita, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Nara Medical University, Japan

    NOT PEER REVIEWED Smokeless Tobacco(ST) such as Gutkha-ban (and the like) in India does not work!

    There have been repercussions from sections of growers following the ban of Gutka (and similar products) in Karnataka, a South -Western state of India with the highest production of Areca-nut (one of the major constituents of ST, used in commercial sachet (such as Gutka etc) and home-made/vendor-made Tambula/Paan...

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    Use of Smokeless Tobacco (SL): a cause of oral sub-mucosal fibrosis (OSMF/OSF), an alarming health situation in India and regional countries- is rising rapidly.

    I refer to the recently published paper- 'Scott L Tomar, Hillel R Alpert and Georgery N Connolly. Patterns of dual use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco among US males: findings from national surveys. Tob Control 2010;19:104-109'.

    The rising trend of smokeless tobacco (ST) use, among adolescent and young adults is not only a problem in the USA, it is equally affecting the same age group population in India and...

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