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  • Classic paper: health consequences of smoking1-4 cigarettes

    The journal Tobacco Control has on its website a list of the top 10 most read articles each month. One paper that has been near the top ever since it was published in 2005, was written by Dr Kjell Bjartveit and his colleague Dr Tverdal, on “Healt...

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  • Health insurance coverage for nicotine dependence treatment

    Last night I went to see the Michael Moore movie “SiCKO” which is an expose of the problems with the U.S. healthcare system, focusing particularly on the problems with health insurance and so-called “Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)”. No ma...

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  • A Classic Study: The lung Health Study

    Every now and again I like to pick one of the classic research studies on smoking cessation in order to highlight some of the key findings. Today I’m going to focus on the part of the Lung Health Study.The Lung Health Study is certainly one of the...

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  • Allen Carr's Easy Way To Quit -2

    The Allen Carr method of stopping smoking is widely used throughout the world, and over 10 million of his books, DVDs and videos have reportedly been sold. The method has been associated with some very bold claims. You can find out more about it a...

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  • Thanks to the Dinosaur for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Musings of a Dinosaur for including my post about “Why Comprehensive Tobacco Control” in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who makes a great e...

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  • Tobacco industry guilty of fraud and racketeering, again.

    Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously upheld the historic decision of U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler that the tobacco industry had and continues to engage in a massive, decades long campaign to defraud the Am...

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  • Facing The Tobacco Industry – 2

    As mentioned in my previous comment, I recently gave a presentation at a tobacco industry conference on the future of tobacco harm reduction. My main message for the industry was that tinkering around with cigarettes will not make them meaningfull...

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  • Wearing the patch prior to quitting may help

    If you buy a box of nicotine patches, you will notice that the instructions for use and warnings advise against wearing the patch while taking nicotine from any other source. Many smokers interpret this as implying that something terrible will hap...

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  • Reader Comments on “Freedom From Smoking”

    I’m afraid I just found out there has been another glitch affecting readers’ comments on my blog. I just received a copy of a bunch (over 50) of readers’ comments, and when I checked most had not been posted to the site as they should have. The s...

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  • Coping with alcohol after quitting smoking

    Around the world many different cultures are into their “holiday season”. And whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, New Year or Kwanza, many of us like to kick back, have some good food and some alcohol. But many ex smokers find that having a drink…...

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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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