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  • Effects of alcohol on smoking cessation – 2

    As discussed in my previous post, alcohol and smoking very often go together and having a drink of alcohol in the early stages of trying to quit will increase your risks of relapsing to smoking. But does either a current or past history of alcoho...

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  • Cold Turkey - 1

    The phrase, “cold turkey”, when applied to quitting smoking, usually refers to the method of quitting abruptly (e.g. on specific date), without any gradual cutting down and without the use of pharmacological aids to treat withdrawal symptoms or cr...

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  • Outcomes of tobacco treatment in rural USA

    I’ve previously talked about the outcomes of our tobacco treatment services here in New Jersey and also in the UK. But New Jersey is the most densely populated state in this country, and so I was interested to see a paper that examined the outcome...

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  • How does your state or country tackle tobacco?

    There is very good evidence that adopting a strategy of comprehensive tobacco control can be effective at reducing the number of people smoking. “Comprehensive tobacco control” means a combination of strategies including mass media campaigns, smok...

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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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  • World No Tobacco Day and Health Warnings

    Tomorrow (May 31) is World No Tobacco Day and this year’s theme focuses on the effectiveness of large pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs as compared with small text-based warnings.A new report on this issue has been produced by Roswell P...

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  • Are tobacco manufacturers secretly controlling nicotine levels?

    This morning I noticed a news article in the online version of the Swedish/English newspaper, “The Local’ discussing claims that the Swedish tobacco Company “Swedish Match” had added a secret substance to some of their snus (Swedish moist snuff) p...

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  • FDA regulation of tobacco

    Almost everyone sees it as crazy that the tobacco industry is not regulated by a government agency with a primary responsibility to safeguard the health of Americans. Most who have given it some thought conclude that the Food and Drug Administrat...

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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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