Quit Smoking to reduce your risk of Mouth Cancer!

20/03/2019

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a malignant tumour develops in the lining of the mouth.

It may be on the surface of the tongue, lips, gums, inside of the cheeks, floor or roof of the mouth (palate). Smoking can increase your risk of developing many cancers, including mouth cancer.

The three most effective ways to prevent mouth cancer from developing are:

  • Not smoking
  • Not drinking alcohol or ensuring you do not drink more than the recommended weekly limit
  • Eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables

There are more than 600 specialist stop smoking services available in N.Ireland. They can provide individualised advice and information and greatly improve your chances of quitting long term.

For help to quit smoking please visit:

www.stopsmokingni.info  or ring (028) 9151 1134

South Eastern HSC Trust Head and Neck Team who support ‘No Smoking Month’.