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  • Cigarette taxes to increase across USA

    On February 4th President Obama signed legislation designed to provide health insurance to uninsured children in low-income families, which will be funded by a 62 cent increase in the federal cigarette tax per pack . This will increase the federal...

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  • Varenicline ( Chantix ) does not produce depression or suicide: new study

    The smoking cessation medicine, varenicline, has proven safe and effective in numerous placebo-controlled trials, but in the post-marketing phase there were numerous reports of patients experiencing “neuropsychiatric effects” ranging from poor con...

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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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  • One Cigarette Wouldn’t Do Any Harm – Would It?

    Just over half of the “ever-smokers” (those who ever became regular smokers) in the United States are now “ex-smokers”. Of course for all ex-smokers, the possibility of relapse is real, and the shorter the time since your last smoke the greater th...

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  • World No Tobacco Day and Health Warnings

    Tomorrow (May 31) is World No Tobacco Day and this year’s theme focuses on the effectiveness of large pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs as compared with small text-based warnings.A new report on this issue has been produced by Roswell P...

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  • Thanks to Grand Rounds 3:47

    Thank you to Christian Bachmann of Med Journal Watch for publishing my article onCould smoking reduction improve your health? 7/27/07http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2007/07/could-smoking-reduction-improve-your.html in his Grand ...

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  • Are tobacco manufacturers secretly controlling nicotine levels?

    This morning I noticed a news article in the online version of the Swedish/English newspaper, “The Local’ discussing claims that the Swedish tobacco Company “Swedish Match” had added a secret substance to some of their snus (Swedish moist snuff) p...

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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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  • Good Bye and Continue to Fight Smoking

    It's time to turn the reigns over. My medical practice has become so busy that I am no longer able to dedicate the time that this blog deserves. Dr. Jonathan Foulds will be my successor. Dr. Foulds is an excellent replacement as he has helped many...

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MA, MAppSci, PhD

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

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