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  • Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear, odorless gas that is produced by burning any carbon-based substance. So when tobacco is burned and inhaled, one of the 4,000 or more chemicals that enters the body is CO. When the smoke is inhaled into the lungs, C...

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  • Thanks to “Dr Anonymous” for Grand Rounds 4.9.

    Thank you Doctor Anonymous for publishing Grand Rounds 4.9 and including my post on “Why do some doctors not treat tobacco dependence?”. Grand Rounds is a compilation of medical blogs for the week. There are usually some interesting reads, so che...

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  • Time to quit….now

    Today is one of the most popular days of the year on which to quit smoking. If you havn’t thrown away your last cigarette yet, there is still time to do it. While my personal opinion is that its best to do some preparation for quitting (finding ou...

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  • New study compares Chantix to the nicotine patch

    We have already talked about the studies showing that Chantix (varenicline or Champix outside the US) is more effective than both placebo pills and Zyban (bupropion) for smoking cessation. There has also been one study comparing smoking cessation ...

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  • UK National Smoking Cessation Conference

    Probably the best conference on smoking cessation over recent years has been the UK National Smoking Cessation Conference. The UK is probably the only country to have a national and fairly comprehensive smoking cessation service involving widespre...

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  • Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and have a great Festivus

    Happy Holidays. It’s a time to rejoice, spend fun times with family and friends, and hopefully have a bit of peace on earth. Of course, just occasionally, the holidays can have their own stresses. Many people in the Midwest of the United States a...

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  • WHY "LIGHTS" ARE JUST AS DEADLY

    “Tar” is the substance delivered by cigarettes that causes cancer and respiratory diseases. Nicotine is the addictive drug people smoke for. Cigarettes marketed as "light", "mild" or "ultra light" are reported to deliver lower quantities of tar an...

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  • 24 Hours Smoke Free

    Hi, my name is Carrie. I'm a Healthline employee...and a cigarette smoker. So you might ask, how can one work at an online company devoted to providing up-to-date health care information to the public and still smoke? Well, it's not easy, and I ce...

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  • Introducing Dr. Jonathan Foulds

    Welcome to my first post on the Freedom From Smoking blog. Actually I’m going to refer to it as the Freedom From Smoking “Forum” as I’d like this to be a place where readers can ask questions, get answers, dialogue and share experiences, rather th...

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  • Where can you get cheap nicotine replacement therapy?

    One of the main reasons motivating smokers to quit is money. A pack a day smoker in my home state of New Jersey who is purchasing his or her cigarettes on a daily basis is likely paying around $8 per pack. That’s $56 per week, $243 per month, or j...

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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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