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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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  • 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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  • Wearing the patch prior to quitting may help

    If you buy a box of nicotine patches, you will notice that the instructions for use and warnings advise against wearing the patch while taking nicotine from any other source. Many smokers interpret this as implying that something terrible will hap...

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  • Reader Comments on “Freedom From Smoking”

    I’m afraid I just found out there has been another glitch affecting readers’ comments on my blog. I just received a copy of a bunch (over 50) of readers’ comments, and when I checked most had not been posted to the site as they should have. The s...

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  • Coping with alcohol after quitting smoking

    Around the world many different cultures are into their “holiday season”. And whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, New Year or Kwanza, many of us like to kick back, have some good food and some alcohol. But many ex smokers find that having a drink…...

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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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  • Why Chantix may reduce alcohol consumption.

    Some of those people who have posted comments on my blog have commented that when they were using Chantix (varenicline) their interest in drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana also decreased. There are a couple of obvious potential mechanisms for ...

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MA, MAppSci, PhD

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

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