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9.Profile of Smoking Habits in Oral Cancer Patients

Saad uddin Siddiqui1, Syed Kashif Abrar1, Kashif Aslam1, Raheel Memon2, Nabeel Hafeez3 and Suresh Kumar4


Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the smoking profile in Oral Cancer patients.

Study Design: observational case control study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the in the Department of Oral Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi for 6 months from 10th January 2019 to 10th July 2019.

Materials and Methods: Total 111 oral cancer patients and 132 controls who meet the inclusion criteria were enrolled from outpatient department, and variables were noted in performa with approved consent of patient regarding smoking and other habits that fulfill inclusion criteria.

Results: Males were more likely to have oral cancer (91%) and were more likely to be illiterate (50%). Mostly use cigarettes (63%) and other smoking tobacco, and have been doing so for 1-20 years (40%). Smoking was the major risk factor for oral cancer.

Conclusion: Smoking is a strong risk factor for Oral cancer in the Pakistani population. Cigarette smoking presents a higher risk than other type of tobacco smoking.

Key Words: Oral Cancer carcinoma, Smoking, Tobacco

Citation of article: Siddiqui S, Abrar SK, Aslam K, Memon R, Hafeez N, Kumar S. Profile of Smoking Habits in Oral Cancer Patients. Med Forum 2022;33(10):40-44.