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use: About 80% of people with oral cavity and
oropharyngeal cancers use tobacco in the form of cigarettes, chewing
tobacco or snuff. The risk of developing oral cancer depends on the
duration and frequency of tobacco use. Smoking can lead to cancer in the
mouth or throat, and oral tobacco products are associated with cancer in
the cheeks, gums, and inner surface of the lips.
About 70% of people diagnosed with oral cancer are heavy drinkers. This
risk is higher for people who use both alcohol and tobacco. For people who
smoke and drink heavily, the risk of oral cancer may be as high as 100%
more than the risk for people who do not smoke or drink.
quid: Many people in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and others
parts of the world chew betel quid, a leaf from the betel plant wrapped
around areca nut and lime. Chewing gutka, a combination of betel quid and
tobacco, is also common. Both of these substances are associated with an
increased oral cancer risks.
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