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  • Long term nicotine use

    Why do people smoke? Although they initially try it out of curiosity and often under social pressure, people generally smoke because they enjoy the subtle psychological effects of the drug, nicotine. These include mild stimulant effects, helping ...

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  • Effect of price increases on cigarette consumption

    A recent paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described the dramatic increases in tobacco prices over recent years. From the end of 1995 to April 2009 all but 5 states increased their state cigarette taxes (Florida, Mi...

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  • Its National Public Health Week

    April 6th-12th is National Public Health Week. Although we spend more on health care than any other country, the health system is failing and our nation is falling behind in many important measures of what it means to be healthy. We have reached a...

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  • Read the Fine Print

    Carrie here! So I haven't completely quit smoking, but I think about it alot. After the Great American Smokeout, I was smoke free for about 3 days; that's cumulative, of course, not exactly in a row. BUT I've cut back, gosh, about 50%. I thought t...

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  • Which U.S. states smoke most and least?

    The latest data on cigarette smoking prevalence by state was just released in the U.S.Before I tell you the results, make a guess at what percentage of adults you think are cigarette smokers (a) in your state and (b) in the whole of the US?The dat...

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  • Telephone Quitlines: Do They Help Smokers To Quit?

    It may not always be easy to find someone who seriously wants to stop smoking at the same time as you and who is prepared to do it together with you. What other kinds of support are available? Perhaps the most accessible form of support available...

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  • Snus use in Norway.

    Snus is a form of smokeless tobacco that is widely used – primarily by men – in Sweden. It is characterized by being relatively low in toxins but delivers about as much nicotine as a cigarette. It is not harmless (causes gum erosion, and pancreati...

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  • Marlboro Snus: What is it?

    Yesterday Philip Morris USA, the tobacco company that has around 50% of the total market for cigarettes in the USA, announced the launch a new product: “Marlboro Snus,” in a test market in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. So what type of product it thi...

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  • Reader Comments on “Freedom From Smoking”

    I’m afraid I just found out there has been another glitch affecting readers’ comments on my blog. I just received a copy of a bunch (over 50) of readers’ comments, and when I checked most had not been posted to the site as they should have. The s...

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  • Coping with alcohol after quitting smoking

    Around the world many different cultures are into their “holiday season”. And whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, New Year or Kwanza, many of us like to kick back, have some good food and some alcohol. But many ex smokers find that having a drink…...

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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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