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  • Can glucose tablets help you quit smoking?

    Professor Robert West, at University College London, has an interesting theory which suggests that glucose tablets can help smokers to quit. It is well known that when smokers quit smoking they put on weight, and that nicotine appears to act like ...

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  • Cigarette health warnings and bogus buy-ology

    Apologies to regular readers for my recent blog down-time. I’ve had a lot on my plate recently and so had a break from blogging. But I’m now back with some catching up to do (including responding to many of your thoughtful comments). There has bee...

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  • Get rid of all your tobacco

    When trying to help smokers to quit, one naturally has to respect each individual’s preferences and beliefs about the best way to do it. But there are a few pieces of advice on which we can be pretty clear. One of them relates to the importance of...

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  • Want to be smoke-free in 2010? Start preparing now.

    As we approach the beginning of the new year, many of us are considering our New Year resolutions for 2010. For many smokers, quitting will be near the top of the list. Particularly in these tough financial times, many smokers are deciding it does...

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  • Smoking and lung function

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by gradually worsening airflow obstruction interfering with normal breathing, leading to disability and death. Between a quarter and a half of long term smokers develop COPD. Smokers ar...

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  • What Is Nicotine Withdrawal Syndrome?

    “I was like a bear with a sore head - even the dog stayed out of my way - but after a couple of weeks the dog was back at my side and I knew I was over the worst”There are a number of symptoms which are commonly reported by people giving up smokin...

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  • Bogus Quit Smoking Programs

    There are quite a few of these out there. One in particular advertises a quit smoking shot that's 80% effective. As the saying goes, if it's too good to be true it's probably not true. That definitely applies here.The shot has been advertised in s...

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  • Comment on FDA Advisory on varenicline and bupropion

    In my previous post I summarized the new information from FDA on varenicline and bupropion for smoking cessation. Before giving my opinion on this, there are a couple of things Id like to point out. The first is that I have done paid consulting wo...

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  • How to tell if a smoking cessation aid works.

    In previous posts I’ve discussed some of the behavioral steps you can take to increase your chances of successfully quitting. It is sensible to also consider using a product designed to help people quit smoking. But there are hundreds on the marke...

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  • Why do some doctors not treat tobacco dependence?

    Although the US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence recommends that all patients should be asked about their tobacco use, and all smokers offered an approved medication to help them qui...

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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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