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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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  • Use of the cigarette pack to help smokers quit

    You may have noticed that over the past few years the cigarette companies have been trying to persuade the pubic that they are really nice people trying to make the world a better place. For example, at the start of this decade in the U.S. we saw ...

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  • Effects of smoke-free workplace legislation on heart attacks

    There is no doubt whatsoever that exposure to other people’s tobacco smoke pollution, over a long period of time, can cause various diseases (as summarized in a previous posts):Health effects of Tobacco Smoke Pollution. 8/6/07 http://www.healthli...

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  • Cold Turkey- 2

    In 1969, Philip Morris Tobacco Company commissioned a research study on the town of Greenfield, Iowa to record the effects of the anti-smoking campaign and the experiences of the smokers who tried to quit (in connection with the filming of the mov...

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  • Think you don’t really smoke for nicotine?

    When talking to smokers about why they smoke, I quite often hear people say something like, “I don’t really smoke for the nicotine..I just like the ritual, the taste and the feel of the smoke hitting the back of my throat…its not an addiction for ...

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  • MPOWER: Bloomberg and Gates pledge millions to tobacco control

    Last week saw the announcement of a new initiative, involving $375 million in new funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The funding adds to the $125 million already committed by Bloo...

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  • Unwise to cut tobacco control funding in tough times

    The U.S. and many other economies across the globe are going through tough financial times just now. In these tough times, legislators and policy makers have to make tough choices about how to spend limited budgets. In recent times in the United S...

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  • Effects of nicotine replacement for smoking reduction

    This week, Dr David Moore and colleagues at the University of Birmingham (UK) published a review of randomized controlled trials of nicotine replacement for reducing smoking in smokers who initially did not plan to quit. The review, published in ...

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  • Whats the problem with Accomplia/rimonabant (Zimulti) the weight-loss drug that also helps you quit smoking?

    Rimonabant is the name of a drug that has been developed as an aid to weight loss in people who are obese. It is a novel cannabinoid receptor blocker – basically giving an effect a little bit like the opposite of the “munchies” reported by people ...

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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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