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  • Can Smoking Cessation Internet Sites Help You Quit?

    Many smokers use the internet to seek help in stopping smoking. Thousands of websites (including this one) provide basic information and advice on stopping smoking, and over 30 focus on providing direct smoking cessation assistance (e.g. a tailor...

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  • Sidestream cigarette smoke more toxic than mainstream smoke

    In my last post about tobacco smoke pollution I mentioned the puzzling fact that although exposure to tobacco smoke pollution (TSP or ETS or SHS) gives about 1-5% of the smoke dose of active smoking, it gives a proportionately bigger increase in s...

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  • How many cigarettes does it take to become addicted?

    Only 35 years ago, pioneering health scientists identified smoking as an addiction, and it was only as recently as 20 years ago was there scientific consensus in the public health community that tobacco smoking is typically an addiction to nicotin...

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  • Vote for Healthline for Webby Award

    Healthline has been nominated for the prestigious Webby Award in the category of “Health."The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences will choose Webby Award winners, but the People’s Choice Webby lets you decide. It’s easy:Simply log o...

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  • Congress votes for FDA tobacco regulation

    The U.S. House of Representatives today voted by a majority of more than two-thirds (326 v 102) to give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. For this piece of legislation to become law, the Senate would also...

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  • Wearing the patch prior to quitting may help

    If you buy a box of nicotine patches, you will notice that the instructions for use and warnings advise against wearing the patch while taking nicotine from any other source. Many smokers interpret this as implying that something terrible will hap...

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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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  • Combination NRT gets higher quit rates: new study

    A new study published this month in the journal “Archives of General Psychiatry” aimed to compare the effectiveness of some of the main medicines for stopping smoking and their combinations. The study, by Dr Megan Piper and colleagues at Universit...

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  • Do you butt out?

    With the increasing cost of a pack of cigarettes (in New Jersey it's around $8 per pack) and the worsened economy, many smokers have changed their smoking habits because they can no longer afford to smoke a pack per day.The simplest way people adj...

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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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