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Dentist’s statement against e-cigarettes urges government to show stance

Date 19 Nov 2021 at 2:12 p.m.

The executives of the Faculty of Dentistry issued a statement warning of the dangers of e-cigarettes. Suggests that the government takes a stance on eliminating policy interference to be legal

On November 19, Asst. Prof. Dr. Narumanat Kwanich, chairman of the Organization of the Faculty of Dentistry of Thailand (DBA), revealed that at present there are more deaths from smoking. 8 million people worldwide each year The tobacco industry is constantly developing new products to make it easier for children, youth and new smokers to become addicted. especially e-cigarettes Currently, many countries such as Australia, Japan, Singapore, Brazil and Thailand have policies to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes. But there have been efforts by multinational tobacco companies to create a wave of law enforcement. make e-cigarettes right by electronic cigarette It is a product that attracts more people to smoke and become addicted to cigarettes in many countries. and finally become a public health problem

“There is currently no scientific proof that E-cigarettes are less dangerous than regular cigarettes. It was found that e-cigarettes It contains more nicotine from tobacco leaves and harmful chemicals than regular cigarettes. As a professional dentist As part of the health profession, we recognize that The threat from e-cigarettes is huge. affect health including oral health that increases the severity of tooth decay Reduced oral tissue resistance Stimulates inflammation and periodontal disease more easily. causing deterioration in oral hygiene What is worrisome is Younger tobacco users are more likely to use e-cigarettes,” said Asst. Prof. Dr. Narumanat.

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Naruemanus further said that the Executive Organization of the Faculty of Dentistry of Thailand (DBA) is a representative of the Faculty of Dentistry. From various universities, both public and private, has issued a statement and expressed its stance to support the government to maintain a policy of banning the import of e-cigarettes. Not legalizing e-cigarettes In addition, Thailand It has joined as part of the World Health Organization (FCTC) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which governments must prevent policy interference from the tobacco industry. or related persons Therefore, e-cigarette advocates are trying to propose a law to allow the importation of e-cigarettes. This is clearly contrary to the international obligations that Thailand has to the World Health Organization.

“The government needs to implement policies to protect the health of Thai people and the future of Thai youth to be safe from the health threats of e-cigarettes. Thank you Satit Pitutecha, Deputy Minister of Public Health. that clearly shows the point The government and the Ministry of Health have no policy to legalize e-cigarettes. To protect the health of the people and the future of Thai youth to be safe from the health threats of e-cigarettes, DTAC will strive to proactively work by providing correct knowledge about e-cigarettes to dentists. next personnel,” said Asst. Prof. Dr. Naruemanus.

The executive organization of the Faculty of Dentistry of Thailand (DBA) consists of the Faculty of Dentistry from 16 universities, namely Chulalongkorn University. Mahidol University Chiang Mai University university of core Prince of Songkla University Srinakharinwirot University Thammasat University Naresuan University Mae Fah Luang University University of Phayao Suranaree University of Technology Walailak University Rangsit University Western University Bangkok Thonburi University and Nation University

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