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  • Citizens’ Petition To FDA on Regulation of Tobacco Treatment Medicines.

    On Friday February 12th 2010 two of the leading organizations concerned with reducing the harm to health from tobacco submitted a petition to the US Food and Drug Administration, requesting changes in the way tobacco treatment medicines are regula...

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  • Getting through the first few weeks

    When people quit smoking it is very common for them to experience a temporary increase in certain unpleasant symptoms. The most common nicotine withdrawal symptoms are:1. Irritability2. Restlessness3. Poor concentration4. Depression5. Increased ap...

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  • Avoid Relapsing Back To Smoking

    At this time of year, less than a month after many smokers initiated their “new year” quit attempt, there will be a significant number of recent ex-smokers who are trying hard not to relapse.Back in April 19th, 2009 I wrote about some things you c...

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  • Mortality risks of smoking and obesity.

    Both smoking and obesity cause increased health problems, but it is unusual to find an analysis of their separate and combined effects in a single study. One such study was published by Dr Freedman and colleagues of the National Cancer Institute i...

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  • How harmful is snuff smokeless tobacco?

    The major multinational cigarette manufacturers have begun to produce and market smokeless tobacco products (partly by buying smokeless tobacco companies). As the price of cigarettes increases and smoke-free air laws make it impossible to smoke in...

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  • Thanks to Grand Rounds 4.34 at Health Business Blog

    Thank you to David E. Williams of Health Business Blog for including my post on why its “Unwise to cut tobacco control funding in tough times” in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health ...

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  • Quit Smart: A new stop smoking book

    I’ve previously reviewed some quit smoking books and will continue to review any new ones that come to my attention. The most recent one I’ve seen is an updated version of the book Quit Smart by Dr Robert Shipley who is the director of the Duke St...

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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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About the Author


MA, MAppSci, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Foulds is an expert in the field of tobacco addiction.

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