As part of a trend that may help more people prevent bad breath as well as a range of other health problems, health officials across the country report that the numbers of smokers are continuing to decline.
The Sandusky County Health Partners of Ohio recently released a report that indicated that the number of smokers in the region decreased by 4 percent over the past 5 years, according to the News-Messenger.
Smokers often experience bad breath, as the tar and nicotine found in cigarettes, in addition to being foul smelling, is sticky and coats the mouth and throat. The smell of these substances can continue to waft out even hours after a smoker has had their last cigarette.
While many more people are kicking the habit than ever before, those who are having a difficult time quitting may benefit from specialty breath-freshening products. Improving oral hygiene may be one way to fix bad breath problems.
The National Library of Medicine lists tobacco smoking as one of the primary causes of bad breath, and recommends cessation in order to end the problem.