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Video: Tobacco Researcher Interview—Impact of Tobacco on Oral Health and the Oral Microbiome, Christian Abnet, PhD

Impact of Tobacco on Oral Health and the Oral Microbiome 

Christian Abnet, Ph.D., M.P.H

At the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Abnet and his team are experts in the oral microbiome—the bacteria that commonly exist in the mouth. The team hopes to better understand how tobacco use alters the oral microbiome and how those changes might lead to mouth damage for users of tobacco products.

The opinions in these videos reflect the views of individual researchers, and not necessarily the official position of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. These videos represent accurate information about the design of these CTP supported studies at the time the interviews were conducted (Spring 2014).