NICOTINE STOMATITIS/SMOKERS PALATE: CLINICAL FEATURES, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT
Author: Sanketh DS, MDS
INTRODUCTION & ETIOLOGY
Nicotine stomatitis is a common form of keratosis of the hard palate seen in long-term smokers. It is commonly associated with pipe smokers, although it is seen in cigar and cigarette smoking as well. Long-term use of extremely hot beverages could also cause similar changes in the hard palate. Patients are usually either unaware of the lesion or might have had it for years.
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