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Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Dec 13;20(1):12-21. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw310.

Smokeless Tobacco and Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders in South Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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1
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology-BIPS GmbH, Bremen, Germany.
2
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan.
3
Pakistan cancer support group, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
4
Health Sciences Bremen, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.
5
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

Abstract

More than 250 million South and South East Asians use SLT in some form. As cigarettes prices climb up all over the world, more people could potentially take up SLT, particularly in the absence of epidemiological evidence regarding the harmful effects of these products, and SLT being advocated as a means of tobacco harm reduction. Our findings are thus relevant and timely in highlighting the harmful effects of SLT use, with a potential of influencing tobacco control policies in South Asia and beyond.

PMID:
27928050
DOI:
10.1093/ntr/ntw310
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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