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  • Winston Man Landers dies of smoking-caused cancer

    Alan Landers, who became famous as a model in advertisements for Winston cigarettes, died of complications of cancer of the larynx on February 27th, after surviving lung cancer and heart disease that he also attributed to his previous heavy smokin...

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  • Could smoking reduction improve your health?

    Although around 70% of smokers say they would like to quit smoking, many are not planning to try to quit within the next six months. A sizeable minority are more attracted to the idea of reducing smoking rather than quitting altogether. It is also...

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  • Are you a long-term nicotine gum user?

    Nicotine gum was the first nicotine replacement therapy to be launched and has been available for over 20 years. Over that time millions of people worldwide have used nicotine gum to try to quit smoking. Overall when it is bought from the pharmac...

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  • Menthol smokers inhale more toxins

    A new study published this month in the journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, has found that people who smoke menthol cigarettes have higher levels of blood nicotine, cotinine (main nicotine metabolite) and higher levels of exhaled carbon-mono...

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  • Quit Smoking Group: Judgements Imposed Upon Smokers

    Carrie here! In my last post, I wrote about attending a quit smoking group at the Tobacco Education Center at UCSF. I've attended two classes in the past two weeks and have lots of information to share. I will continue with a series of posts relay...

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  • There's A New Kid On The Block!

    It's been about a decade since we have had a new prescription medication approved for cessation. To understand how this new medication called Chantix works, we have to discuss how nicotine works.When you take a puff off of a cigarette, nicotine re...

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  • Lung Cancer

    November is lung cancer awareness month – aiming to increase awareness of lung cancer, and its causes and to stimulate activities aimed at preventing and treating lung cancer.Most people are aware that by far the biggest cause of lung cancer is to...

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  • Almost Time To Quit

    For those of you planning to quit smoking from January first, there’s just one more day of smoking before you become smoke-free. If you don’t have a clear plan for your quit yet, then now is the time to make it. Are you going to use nicotine repla...

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  • Request for comment on FDA regulation

    As many of you will know, President Obama recently signed the historic legislation that will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. In the coming months and years we will find out whether that legisl...

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  • What does a tobacco treatment clinic do?

    Most people who try to quit smoking do so on their own with little or no outside assistance. This doesn’t mean it’s the best way to do it. Nowadays most people also have access to a telephone quitline and over-the-counter nicotine replacement ther...

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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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