About 6,500 cases of mouth cancer a year in the UK are diagnosed. So that’s roughly 1 in 9, 200 people in any year.
Excess alcohol increases the risk by a factor of four. Combine this with smoking and this put you up by 30 times more risk. So roughly 1 in 300.
So make 2014 the year to drink less and quit smoking. Don’t become one of the 6,500 every year that get oral cancer.