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  • What about flavored cigars?

    Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the power to regulate tobacco products we will see more meaningful moves to reduce the harmfulness and addictiveness of tobacco, as well as to reduce its addictiveness to young people. Howe...

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  • How addicted are you? (2)

    In my last comment, I mentioned 3 key questions that can be used to assess how addicted you are, even if you never tried to quit. Of course most smokers have tried to quit more than once, and in New Jersey, more than half of smokers in high school...

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  • To cut down or quit all at once?

    Most specialist smoking cessation services advise patients to select a quit date and quit smoking completely on that day (usually along with medication), but many smokers prefer the idea of cutting down gradually. What are the pros and cons?I the...

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  • Snus use in Sweden: another reply to Tomar.

    I have previously discussed the role of snus in reducing smoking in Sweden, and criticized the IARC report’s coverage of this issue. Professor Scott Tomar (a member of the IARC committee) stated (as a comment to a posting criticising the new IARC...

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  • Why are mentholated cigarettes more addictive?

    My colleagues and I just published a research study which examined the quit rates of patients attending our specialist Tobacco Dependence Clinic, and focused on the differences between those who smoked mentholated cigarettes and those who smoked n...

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  • What is the e-cigarette?

    Among the latest gadgets intended to replace cigarettes or help people to quit smoking is the “e-cigarette”. In reality there isn’t just one e-cigarette, but rather a variety of models, some of which are very similar, and some quite different.The ...

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  • Use of the cigarette pack to help smokers quit

    You may have noticed that over the past few years the cigarette companies have been trying to persuade the pubic that they are really nice people trying to make the world a better place. For example, at the start of this decade in the U.S. we saw ...

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  • English Smoking Cessation Services Seeing Record Patient Numbers

    The English Smoking Cessation Services are face-to-face tobacco cessation counseling services provided at no cost (other than co-pays for some medicines for those not on a low income) to all smokers in England.During the period April 2007 to Mar...

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  • Good Bye to Mr. Cigarette

    Hey Everyone! It's Carrie here. I know...long time no blog. As you can read, we've had a bit of a switcheroo with Freedom from Smoking. Dr. and Mrs. Kleinman's practice is flooded with victims escaping the storm of smoke. So as chance would have i...

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  • State-specific prevalence of cigarette smoking.

    In previous posts I’ve discussed international differences in tobacco use, which showed that by international standards, male cigarette smoking prevalence is relatively low in the United States, but female smoking prevalence is higher in the US th...

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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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