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  • Happy Independence Day.

    Its funny to think I’ve now been writing this column for over a year. Last year at this time I wrote a brief article encouraging ex-smokers to celebrate their independence from tobacco, and reminding us that the history of the United States is ver...

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  • Rethinking drinking

    For very many smokers, drinking and smoking go together hand in hand. Consequently, when smokers try to quit smoking they often find that having a drink of alcohol triggers the desire to also have a smoke. In addition, once alcohol starts to cloud...

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  • English Smoking Cessation Services Seeing Record Patient Numbers

    The English Smoking Cessation Services are face-to-face tobacco cessation counseling services provided at no cost (other than co-pays for some medicines for those not on a low income) to all smokers in England.During the period April 2007 to Mar...

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  • Good Bye to Mr. Cigarette

    Hey Everyone! It's Carrie here. I know...long time no blog. As you can read, we've had a bit of a switcheroo with Freedom from Smoking. Dr. and Mrs. Kleinman's practice is flooded with victims escaping the storm of smoke. So as chance would have i...

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  • What is the e-cigarette?

    Among the latest gadgets intended to replace cigarettes or help people to quit smoking is the “e-cigarette”. In reality there isn’t just one e-cigarette, but rather a variety of models, some of which are very similar, and some quite different.The ...

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  • E-cigarettes deliver almost no nicotine.

    E-cigarettes continue to create a lot of media buzz and chatter among smokers and smoking cessation experts alike. Today, Professor Thomas Eissenberg of Virginia Commonwealth University published an important study demonstrating that E-cigarettes...

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  • Philip Morris Ask for Tobacco Risk Comparison

    The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 6 that Philip Morris and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., both parts of the Altria Group Inc., wrote to the FDA suggesting that tobacco products be ranked on their harmfulness to health. This would most likely resu...

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  • Higher nicotine intake per cigarette by African American smokers: is it a menthol effect?.

    There are some quite large differences in tobacco use between the different racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One of the most consistent findings is that African American and Latino smokers smoke fewer cigarettes per day than non-Lati...

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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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About the Author


MA, MAppSci, PhD

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

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