Oral lesions

Other Names:
Smoker's palate
Smoker's tongue

The tars and heat of tobacco smoke can cause tiny red pimples in the mouth that result from an inflamation of the openings of the salivary glands. Smokers also often develop depressions on the surface of the tongue. Potentially more serious are lesions called leukoplakia, which are about six times more common in smokers than in nonsmokers. Although benign, these white patches in the mouth can become cancerous.

Broader Problems:
Diseases of the mouth and jaw
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST