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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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  • 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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  • Making comments on “Freedom from Smoking”.

    As you may have noticed, like most blogs, the “Health Expert” blogs on Healthline provide the opportunity for readers to comment. I stated on my first post that I’d prefer this blog “to be a place where readers can ask questions, get answers, dia...

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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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  • 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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  • E-cigarettes deliver almost no nicotine.

    E-cigarettes continue to create a lot of media buzz and chatter among smokers and smoking cessation experts alike. Today, Professor Thomas Eissenberg of Virginia Commonwealth University published an important study demonstrating that E-cigarettes...

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  • Philip Morris Ask for Tobacco Risk Comparison

    The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 6 that Philip Morris and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., both parts of the Altria Group Inc., wrote to the FDA suggesting that tobacco products be ranked on their harmfulness to health. This would most likely resu...

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  • Higher nicotine intake per cigarette by African American smokers: is it a menthol effect?.

    There are some quite large differences in tobacco use between the different racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One of the most consistent findings is that African American and Latino smokers smoke fewer cigarettes per day than non-Lati...

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  • Make yours a smoke-free home

    My previous two posts focused on the harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke pollution (ETS or SHS). It is clear that inhaling air contaminated by smoke from other people’s tobacco smoke can harm your health. As always, the risk is related to...

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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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