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  • New IARC monograph on smokeless tobacco

    The latest report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was released at the end of 2007. (downloadable – though very large - at: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ ). This report is based on the opinions of an expert working group th...

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  • Is Unassisted Quitting The Most Successful Method?

    Once again, my Australian tobacco control colleague, Professor Simon Chapman, has courted controversy by publishing another article railing against smoking cessation treatment for smokers and suggesting that the most successful method is unassiste...

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  • Tobacco Industry Found Guilty of Racketeering

    On August 17th, 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler made her final ruling in the case of the United States v Philip Morris & other major tobacco companies. After 6 years of litigation, nine months of trial, and thousands of pages of evide...

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  • Time for Graphic Warnings on US Cigarette Packs

    Now that the US Food and Drug Administration has been given the power to regulate tobacco products, one of its new powers is the right to change the health warnings on cigarette packs in the interest of public health.So the first question is, are ...

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  • How Do We Know If A Cessation Technique Really Works?

    I copied my response to a comment left by a reader about my Bogus Quit Smoking Programs post. I think the issue deserves its own posting.Smoker's Edge seems to be akin to using a piece of sucking candy when you get a craving. This approach may be ...

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  • The Allen Carr “Easy Way” to quit smoking -1

    A colleague in Mexico recently asked me to explain the popularity of the Allen Carr method of quitting smoking, and I thought this might be of wider interest. It just so happens that Allen Carr’s original clinic in Raynes Park in London was about ...

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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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  • Parental tobacco use and restrictions influence teen smoking

    It has long been recognized that the kids of parents who smoke are more likely to become smokers themselves. Some studies have found that if both parents smoke, their kids are about 4 times more likely to become smokers (as compared with kids of 2...

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MA, MAppSci, PhD

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

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