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  • A Recovering Smoker Speaks to Her Former Lovers

    Carrie here again!! Awhile back I asked Miss Ellie Spence to share a poem she wrote about smoking, as well as an essay that accompanies the poem. Miss Ellie is a retired 8th grade teacher, who currently teaches at the Marin County Jail. She writes...

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  • Lung Cancer, Spiral CT and Tobacco Industry Funding

    An interesting article was published in the New York Times yesterday, revealing that one of the studies reporting the most positive effects on the potential of spiral CT in detecting early stage lung cancer, was funded by the tobacco industry. The...

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  • Benefits of quitting smoking early in pregnancy

    It is widely known that smoking during pregnancy is harmful to the developing baby as well as to the health of the mother. However, last week a new study was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which clarified some of the health risks t...

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  • Cigarette Brand Preferences: start young and focus on 3 brands.

    When you look at the cigarette counter at a supermarket or even a chain pharmacy you will typically see a wall of cigarettes and advertising placards touting dozens of types of cigarettes. However, although there are actually hundreds of different...

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  • Winston Man Landers dies of smoking-caused cancer

    Alan Landers, who became famous as a model in advertisements for Winston cigarettes, died of complications of cancer of the larynx on February 27th, after surviving lung cancer and heart disease that he also attributed to his previous heavy smokin...

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  • Could smoking reduction improve your health?

    Although around 70% of smokers say they would like to quit smoking, many are not planning to try to quit within the next six months. A sizeable minority are more attracted to the idea of reducing smoking rather than quitting altogether. It is also...

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  • Are you a long-term nicotine gum user?

    Nicotine gum was the first nicotine replacement therapy to be launched and has been available for over 20 years. Over that time millions of people worldwide have used nicotine gum to try to quit smoking. Overall when it is bought from the pharmac...

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  • Menthol smokers inhale more toxins

    A new study published this month in the journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, has found that people who smoke menthol cigarettes have higher levels of blood nicotine, cotinine (main nicotine metabolite) and higher levels of exhaled carbon-mono...

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  • Quit Smoking Group: Judgements Imposed Upon Smokers

    Carrie here! In my last post, I wrote about attending a quit smoking group at the Tobacco Education Center at UCSF. I've attended two classes in the past two weeks and have lots of information to share. I will continue with a series of posts relay...

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  • There's A New Kid On The Block!

    It's been about a decade since we have had a new prescription medication approved for cessation. To understand how this new medication called Chantix works, we have to discuss how nicotine works.When you take a puff off of a cigarette, nicotine re...

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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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