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  • Can quitting smoking trigger depression?

    Adolescent smokers are more likely than non-smokers to subsequently develop depression, and adult smokers are more likely to have either current depression or a history of depression than adult non-smokers. So although some have suggested that tob...

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  • What About Quitting Smoking With Someone Else?

    Sometimes natural opportunities present themselves to quit with someone else. It could be that your workplace, home or whole state is going smoke-free and this has prompted a number of people to try to quit. Is it a good idea to do it with others?...

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  • Citizens’ Petition To FDA on Regulation of Tobacco Treatment Medicines.

    On Friday February 12th 2010 two of the leading organizations concerned with reducing the harm to health from tobacco submitted a petition to the US Food and Drug Administration, requesting changes in the way tobacco treatment medicines are regula...

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  • Getting through the first few weeks

    When people quit smoking it is very common for them to experience a temporary increase in certain unpleasant symptoms. The most common nicotine withdrawal symptoms are:1. Irritability2. Restlessness3. Poor concentration4. Depression5. Increased ap...

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  • Avoid Relapsing Back To Smoking

    At this time of year, less than a month after many smokers initiated their “new year” quit attempt, there will be a significant number of recent ex-smokers who are trying hard not to relapse.Back in April 19th, 2009 I wrote about some things you c...

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  • Extended treatment for some addicted smokers

    The brand new US Public Health Service Guideline on the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence was written after an extremely thorough review of all the randomized controlled smoking cessation trials in the literature with at least 6 months follo...

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  • Doctors Under the Influence? The Real Story

    About a month ago, my colleague, Dr Michael Steinberg, and I were contacted by a journalist for BusinessWeek magazine, who said she was interested in discussing “smoking cessation” with us, focusing on a paper we had recently published in Annals o...

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  • New Information on Smokeless Tobacco: 2009 Smokeless Tobacco Summit

    Although overall use of smokeless tobacco has reduced in the United States over the past decade, the use of moist snuff is the only segment of the tobacco market that has shown signs of growth in this country. There are many reasons to be concerne...

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  • Stan Glantz receives Terry Award and comments on FDA regulation

    Professor Stan Glantz of the University of California at San Francisco is undoubtably one of the most experienced and effective tobacco control scientists and campaigners in the world. While I don’t agree with everything he says, his past track r...

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  • New FDA Tobacco Website

    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a new Tobacco web page (as part of the more extensive FDA Homepage). Interestingly the new webpage appears to cover both regulation of tobacco products and guidance on quitting s...

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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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