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  • Combination NRT gets higher quit rates: new study

    A new study published this month in the journal “Archives of General Psychiatry” aimed to compare the effectiveness of some of the main medicines for stopping smoking and their combinations. The study, by Dr Megan Piper and colleagues at Universit...

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  • Do you butt out?

    With the increasing cost of a pack of cigarettes (in New Jersey it's around $8 per pack) and the worsened economy, many smokers have changed their smoking habits because they can no longer afford to smoke a pack per day.The simplest way people adj...

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  • Smoking after cancer diagnosis: Comment by Patrick Swayze’s doctor on CNN’s Larry King

    Many people were saddened to hear of the recent death of the actor Patrick Swayze, after an almost two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Patrick Swayze was a very successful actor, most noted for his leading roles in the hit movies, Ghost and Di...

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  • A Recovering Smoker Speaks to Her Former Lovers

    Carrie here again!! Awhile back I asked Miss Ellie Spence to share a poem she wrote about smoking, as well as an essay that accompanies the poem. Miss Ellie is a retired 8th grade teacher, who currently teaches at the Marin County Jail. She writes...

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  • Lung Cancer, Spiral CT and Tobacco Industry Funding

    An interesting article was published in the New York Times yesterday, revealing that one of the studies reporting the most positive effects on the potential of spiral CT in detecting early stage lung cancer, was funded by the tobacco industry. The...

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  • Benefits of quitting smoking early in pregnancy

    It is widely known that smoking during pregnancy is harmful to the developing baby as well as to the health of the mother. However, last week a new study was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which clarified some of the health risks t...

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  • Cigarette Brand Preferences: start young and focus on 3 brands.

    When you look at the cigarette counter at a supermarket or even a chain pharmacy you will typically see a wall of cigarettes and advertising placards touting dozens of types of cigarettes. However, although there are actually hundreds of different...

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  • Concerned you might relapse to smoking?

    Most ex-smokers who have succeeded in quitting for many months or years, have occasional periods where they feel at risk of relapsing to smoking. There are many potential triggers, but the most common include (a) after having an isolated “lapse” c...

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  • Chantix and depression on stopping smoking.

    Yesterday I saw a couple of newspaper reports on the potential link between Chantix and psychiatric side effects, including discussion of some of the stories reported by people on this blog.http://www.nj.com/starledger/stories/index.ssf?/base/news...

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  • Do you wake at night to smoke?

    Two papers published this month highlight the fact that a surprising number of smokers wake at night to smoke, and suggest that this is a sign of nicotine addiction.A paper published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice by Michelle Bo...

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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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