Areca nut and betel quid chewing among South Asian immigrants to Western countries and its implications for oral cancer screening.

@article{Auluck2009ArecaNA,
  title={Areca nut and betel quid chewing among South Asian immigrants to Western countries and its implications for oral cancer screening.},
  author={Ajit Auluck and Greg Hislop and Catherine F Poh and Lewei Zhang and Miriam Pearl Rosin},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={1118}
}
The South Asian community is the largest and one of the fastest growing minority groups in Canada, according to the 2006 census. These immigrants bring to Canada talents and skills that can promote Canada's economy and cultural diversity, but they also bring lifestyle habits that may lead to serious health issues. Chewing areca nut and betel quid (paan, with and without tobacco) is a known risk factor for oral cancer. This habit is common in the Indo-Canadian population, as evidenced by its… CONTINUE READING
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