THE BETEL QUID CHEWING HABIT: WHY IT SHOULD BE STOPPED AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO STOP THIS HABIT?

  • Roslan Saub Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya

Abstract

The habit of chewing betel quid has been practised since ancient times. Although the world has gone through modernization, a significant proportion of people still practices this habit. Substantial evidence has shown that betel quid chewing is associated with the occurrence of oral cancer and precancerous lesions, which has a tremendous psychosocial impact on an individual's life. Thus it becomes significantly important to dentistry to look into this matter. Since betel quid chewing is one of the causes of oral cancer, effort in cha~ging this habit is essential. This article addresses this issue.

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Published
2018-06-29
How to Cite
SAUB, Roslan. THE BETEL QUID CHEWING HABIT: WHY IT SHOULD BE STOPPED AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO STOP THIS HABIT?. Annals of Dentistry University of Malaya, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 62-66, june 2018. ISSN 2462-2060. Available at: <https://adum.um.edu.my/article/view/13879>. Date accessed: 24 july 2019.
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