Introducing Dr. Jonathan Foulds

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Welcome to my first post on the Freedom From Smoking blog. Actually I’m going to refer to it as the Freedom From Smoking “Forum” as I’d like this to be a place where readers can ask questions, get answers, dialogue and share experiences, rather than just read what I have to say. So please feel free to post a reply, comment or just ask a question.

So I should probably tell you a bit about myself. I was born and raised in Scotland. I had a brief spell in the US (Georgia) on a soccer scholarship when I was 16-17, before returning to Scotland, where I trained as a clinical psychologist. I did my PhD on smoking cessation at University of London and lived there for 11 years, before coming to the USA in 2000. I direct a program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey that aims to reduce the harm to health from tobacco by helping smokers quit http://www.tobaccoprogram.org/. We have a specialist tobacco clinic that has treated thousands of patients, and we also do research and train other health professionals how to help their patients to quit smoking.

Over the coming months I’ll be posting on this forum 3-4 times per week and my aim is to keep you up to date on the latest information on smoking and how to quit. Next week I’m going to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in Austin, Texas. Now that may sound like the ultimate geekfest, but for geeks like me its also the best place to find out about the latest new research on quitting smoking. So I’ll be posting to the forum from Texas with the latest news. My intention is to give you the most useful information to help you or a loved one to quit smoking, and to respond to your questions as quickly as I can. Talk to you soon.
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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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