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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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  • Ready, Steady…..

    OK, here we are coming to the end of another year. If you are still smoking have you ever said to yourself things like, “I’ll quit when I go to college”, or “I’ll quit when I graduate from college”, or “I’ll quit when I start my new job” or “I’ll ...

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  • Help for young smokeless tobacco users: mylastdip.com

    A month ago I wrote about the health risks from using smokeless tobacco:http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2009/08/how-harmful-is-snuff-smokeless-tobacco.htmlToday I’d like to mention a relatively new website that is designed to hel...

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  • New IARC monograph on smokeless tobacco

    The latest report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was released at the end of 2007. (downloadable – though very large - at: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ ). This report is based on the opinions of an expert working group th...

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  • Is Unassisted Quitting The Most Successful Method?

    Once again, my Australian tobacco control colleague, Professor Simon Chapman, has courted controversy by publishing another article railing against smoking cessation treatment for smokers and suggesting that the most successful method is unassiste...

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  • Tobacco Industry Found Guilty of Racketeering

    On August 17th, 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler made her final ruling in the case of the United States v Philip Morris & other major tobacco companies. After 6 years of litigation, nine months of trial, and thousands of pages of evide...

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  • The Tobacco Atlas (3rd Edition)

    Today I received my 2009 copy of The Tobacco Atlas (3rd edition). This an excellent and comprehensive report that maps the history, documents the current situation, and predicts the future of the tobacco epidemic.For tobacco geeks like myself it...

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  • U.S. Healthcare Reform

    I’ve been bemused by the debate on healthcare reform taking place in the U.S. right now. I used to thing that the single topic that people talk the most nonsense about is sport. You know, my sport is better than your sport, my team is better than ...

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  • Quitting Together

    We have been discussing the possibility of offering an online quit program that would be available through this blog. The idea would be for us to develop a community that will quit together. We would be sharing experiences, motivating and supporti...

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  • Do women find it harder to quit smoking?

    This past week I attended the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, so I thought I’d share with you some of the new findings presented at the meeting. There was a lot of new research addressing the differences between...

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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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