A 24-year-old male asked:
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been told it usually takes decades of smoking before problems begin. so does that make it highly unlikely to have oral leukoplakia by 25? 4 pack years

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Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Told wrong...: It is an individual variable as how long your body can resist damage from exposure to toxins/poisons. There are known cases of oral cancer and death resulting from only a few years of tobacco use. Why take the risk to see what your body will tolerate? See: http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Gruen.html
Answered on Mar 5, 2015
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Dr. Elton Behner
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Happy to be of service... good luck.
Mar 4, 2015

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