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  • What is in cigarette smoke?

    More than 4000 different chemicals have been identified in cigarette smoke. Most of us have a very basic idea that these chemicals can be harmful to health and that the mechanisms whereby this complex mixture of toxins contained in tobacco smoke l...

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  • Suicidal thinking while taking varenicline or bupropion

    There has been considerable discussion, including on this blog, about the potential for the latest smoking cessation medicine, varenicline (Chantix) to cause severe depression and suicidal thinking. The Food and Drug Administration issued addition...

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  • 17th Surgeon General, Dr Richard Carmona joins Healthline

    I was very pleased to learn that the recent U.S. Surgeon General, Dr Richard Carmona, has joined the board of directors at Healthline. Dr Carmona was a superb Surgeon General and naturally I particularly appreciated the strong stand he took agains...

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  • The Great American Smokeout

    Millions of Americans are expected to take part in the 30th anniversary of the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout" tomorrow. For three decades, the third Thursday in November has been designated as a day for smokers across the Unit...

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  • Smoking and Lung Cancer

    Everyone knows that smoking causes lung cancer. But how big are your risks of getting lung cancer if you smoke and what is it about tobacco smoking that causes lung cancer?For some illnesses caused by smoking, smokers have a 50% or a 100% greater ...

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  • Tobacco and Global Warming

    Having spent most of my professional career focused on activities that ultimately aim to reduce the harm to health caused by tobacco, you won’t be surprised to hear that I believe its one of the most important issues affecting human health. But ev...

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  • A Year of Smoking Takes 3 Months Off Your Life

    Last Friday (July 6th) a new paper was published in the British Medical Journal by two British experts on smoking cessation: Dr Paul Aveyard and Professor Robert West. That paper primarily aimed to inform health professionals of the best ways to h...

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  • Planning to quit smoking with Chantix

    We are currently approaching the peak “New Year” season for quitting smoking – also a time when people are very busy finishing off their year-end work and participating in the holiday season. As Chantix is the newest medication designed to help pe...

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  • Does the e-cigarette deliver nicotine?

    I’m currently attending the annual conference of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. This is the main organization for nicotine researchers and this conference is often the first place that exciting new research findings are presente...

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  • Celebrities killed by tobacco-caused illness

    Many of us watched the Oscar award ceremony over the past weekend, which is always very entertaining and includes a good deal of reminiscing about past great actors. As I watched some of the great old faces flash across the screen I was reminded h...

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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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