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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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  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Freedom From Smoking blog. Whether you are just thinking about quitting or ready to give it a try, we are here to answer your questions, give you the help you need and keep you motivated. We have worked with thousands of people at ...

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  • Effects of overweight and smoking in late adolescence on mortality

    A study was just published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the effects of body weight and smoking at age 19 on death over the next 38 years or so. The study by Professor Neovius and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden examined...

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  • Does laser therapy or acupuncture help smokers quit?

    I’m frequently asked about the effectiveness of acupuncture for stopping smoking, and more recently these questions have been about “laser therapy”. “Laser therapy” uses “cold lasers” instead of needles in an acupuncture-like treatment.Unfortunate...

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  • Why have so many New Jersey smokers quit?

    On June 13th I wrote about a comprehensive new report on tobacco use and tobacco control activities in each of the United States. As I live and work in New Jersey I was particularly interested in the fact that our cigarette smoking rate has falle...

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  • Quit smoking in 2010? Yes you can

    Most current smokers have already tried to quit on previous occasions. Some may have resigned themselves to continued smoking because of repeated unsuccessful attempts. Others may still be putting off a quit attempt because “its not the right time...

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  • Immediate and delayed quitting

    Last week I attended the 4th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Europe) in Madrid. This is a conference where the top researchers present their latest research findings. As you can imagine a lot of fascinating stuf...

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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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