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  • Dec 25 2008

    Happy Holidays

    I’d like to wish everyone good health and a merry time this holiday season.This is often a time to overindulge with good food and drink (at least it is for me), quickly followed by a period of thinking about what we’d like to change for the better...

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  • Sep 17 2007

    Do You (Or Your Kids) Hookah?

    A hookah—also known as hubbly bubbly, shisha, or narghile—is an elaborate glass based waterpipe used for smoking tobacco. You have probably seen it in movies based in Arab countries, but may not be aware that its use has become very widespread amo...

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  • Extended treatment for some addicted smokers

    The brand new US Public Health Service Guideline on the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence was written after an extremely thorough review of all the randomized controlled smoking cessation trials in the literature with at least 6 months follo...

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  • Doctors Under the Influence? The Real Story

    About a month ago, my colleague, Dr Michael Steinberg, and I were contacted by a journalist for BusinessWeek magazine, who said she was interested in discussing “smoking cessation” with us, focusing on a paper we had recently published in Annals o...

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  • New Information on Smokeless Tobacco: 2009 Smokeless Tobacco Summit

    Although overall use of smokeless tobacco has reduced in the United States over the past decade, the use of moist snuff is the only segment of the tobacco market that has shown signs of growth in this country. There are many reasons to be concerne...

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  • Stan Glantz receives Terry Award and comments on FDA regulation

    Professor Stan Glantz of the University of California at San Francisco is undoubtably one of the most experienced and effective tobacco control scientists and campaigners in the world. While I don’t agree with everything he says, his past track r...

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  • New FDA Tobacco Website

    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a new Tobacco web page (as part of the more extensive FDA Homepage). Interestingly the new webpage appears to cover both regulation of tobacco products and guidance on quitting s...

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  • Great American Smokeout: a great day for clinicians to help patients quit.

    This Thursday, November 19th is the 2009 “Great American Smokeout”. This is a day that has been set up by the American cancer Society as one day each year for all smokers to try to quit, and to make it last for at least the whole day. Of course, t...

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  • The World's Largest Quit Smoking Program

    What do you think about quitting with 100,000 people from 89 different countries? If you are not quite ready to quit, this course (https://www.stopsmoking.ucsf.edu/en/Intro/Home.aspx)probably isn't for you. But if you are ready to give quitting a ...

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  • A model for delivering face to face treatment

    I’ve previously written about what face-to-face smoking cessation services typically do, largely based on my own experience. However, while at the SRNT annual conference I met two Smoking Cessation Advisors working in Lancashire, England who appea...

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About the Author


MA, MAppSci, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Foulds is an expert in the field of tobacco addiction.

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