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Toward full involvement of oral healthcare providers in tobacco dependence treatment in Japan
 
 
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Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan
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Takashi Hanioka   

Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan
Publish date: 2018-10-03
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 3):A27
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ABSTRACT
Several numbers regarding nationally representative activity of oral healthcare professionals (OHP) indicate importance of the involvement of OHP in tobacco dependence treatment. OHP are ideally placed to promote quitting. Global tobacco control should involve OHP to increase capacity for tobacco control. Then, 2011 United Nation political declaration for NCDs included oral diseases in article 19 as: Renal, oral and eye diseases pose a major health burden for many countries and that these diseases share common risk factors and can benefit from common responses to non-communicable diseases. Again, OHP are in the unique position in helping tobacco users to quit in tobacco control and for prevention and control of NCDs. However, this opportunity has been not fully achieved even in developed countries, and in Japan, the developing country with respect to tobacco control, where no national data is currently available regarding smoking and dental care. I believe that dentistry in the US, UK, and Japan and Turkey share various information toward full involvement of OHP in tobacco dependence treatment. I will present evidence for the dental involvement in national and global tobacco control, results from trials for training of the WHO recommendation of integrating brief tobacco intervention into dental program, and dissemination of the WHO recommendation in Japan in addition to heat-not-burn tobacco epidemic in Japan.

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This study was supported by Pfizer Global Medical Grant #35621681.

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