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  • Lung Cancer

    November is lung cancer awareness month – aiming to increase awareness of lung cancer, and its causes and to stimulate activities aimed at preventing and treating lung cancer.Most people are aware that by far the biggest cause of lung cancer is to...

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  • Health effects of Tobacco Smoke Pollution

    Tobacco smoke pollution (TSP), also known as, “environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)” or “secondhand smoke (SHS)” is the tobacco smoke that enters the environment as a result of (a) sidestream smoke, that comes directly from the burning tip of the tob...

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  • Become an Ex

    On previous posts I’ve talked about good websites for helping smokers quit:Can smoking cessation internet sites help you to quit? 4/21/07http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2007/04/can-smoking-cessation-internet-sites.htmlThere are q...

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  • Do you use NRT temporarily in smoke-free places?

    Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs: patch, gum, lozenge, nasal spray and inhaler) are intended to be used to help smokers to quit smoking completely. But an international report was recently published, finding that of the 17% of smokers who had ...

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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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  • Facts and fiction on stopping smoking

    One of the reasons I decided to write this blog was that over the years I’ve seen a lot of nonsense written by so-called experts on smoking, and I felt that the public could do with some accurate information for a change.So just now I’m sitting at...

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  • Combining varenicline and bupropion

    I recently received the following comment on my April/15/2007 post:Chantix: how does this new stop smoking medicine work? 4/15/07http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2007/04/chantix-how-does-this-new-quit-smoking.html“I have been sear...

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  • Effects of smoking during pregnancy

    The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy have been known for many years and in 2001 the US Surgeon General summarized the effects as follows:-Smoking during pregnancy is associated with increased risk for premature rupture of membranes, abr...

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  • How long should you use nicotine replacement?

    When treating patients who are trying to quit after decades of smoking, I often hear the statement after a couple of weeks, “I’m concerned that I might get addicted to the nicotine replacement therapy, so I’m going to use as little as possible.” M...

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  • FDA states its position on e-cigarettes

    I’ve discussed e-cigarettes on a number of previous occasions, but yesterday there was a new statement on e-cigarettes and mention of some new data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has continued to state that e-cigarettes...

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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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