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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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  • Thanks to Grand Rounds 3:47

    Thank you to Christian Bachmann of Med Journal Watch for publishing my article onCould smoking reduction improve your health? 7/27/07http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2007/07/could-smoking-reduction-improve-your.html in his Grand ...

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  • Do menthol smokers inhale more nicotine and toxins?

    I have previously discussed some studies conducted at UMDNJ suggesting that under certain conditions menthol smokers inhale more nicotine and carbon-monoxide from their cigarettes and have a lower quit rate when attending our tobacco dependence tr...

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  • Tobacco tax to renew insurance for poor kids

    If you are a regular reader you may recall that a couple of months back I wrote about the legislation required to continue to provide federal funding for health insurance for uninsured children from poor families:Increase cigarette tax to pay for ...

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  • More adolescent smokers becoming addicted to menthol cigarettes

    I have previously written about the increasing evidence that smokers of menthol cigarettes find it harder to quit. (You can find previous posts on menthol by typing “menthol” in the “Search health experts” box on the right). Today I want to highli...

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  • Early test-marketing of snus in the United States.

    Snus is a relatively new smokeless tobacco product in the United States, and is modeled after the Swedish moist snuff product that is heat-treated rather than fermented, resulting in lower concentrations of certain toxins, (carcinogenic tobacco-sp...

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  • Tobacco Industry Found Guilty of Racketeering

    On August 17th, 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler made her final ruling in the case of the United States v Philip Morris & other major tobacco companies. After 6 years of litigation, nine months of trial, and thousands of pages of evide...

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  • Time for Graphic Warnings on US Cigarette Packs

    Now that the US Food and Drug Administration has been given the power to regulate tobacco products, one of its new powers is the right to change the health warnings on cigarette packs in the interest of public health.So the first question is, are ...

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  • How Do We Know If A Cessation Technique Really Works?

    I copied my response to a comment left by a reader about my Bogus Quit Smoking Programs post. I think the issue deserves its own posting.Smoker's Edge seems to be akin to using a piece of sucking candy when you get a craving. This approach may be ...

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  • The Allen Carr “Easy Way” to quit smoking -1

    A colleague in Mexico recently asked me to explain the popularity of the Allen Carr method of quitting smoking, and I thought this might be of wider interest. It just so happens that Allen Carr’s original clinic in Raynes Park in London was about ...

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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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