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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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  • Make yours a smoke-free home

    My previous two posts focused on the harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke pollution (ETS or SHS). It is clear that inhaling air contaminated by smoke from other people’s tobacco smoke can harm your health. As always, the risk is related to...

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  • Facts and fiction on stopping smoking

    One of the reasons I decided to write this blog was that over the years I’ve seen a lot of nonsense written by so-called experts on smoking, and I felt that the public could do with some accurate information for a change.So just now I’m sitting at...

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  • Combining varenicline and bupropion

    I recently received the following comment on my April/15/2007 post:Chantix: how does this new stop smoking medicine work? 4/15/07http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2007/04/chantix-how-does-this-new-quit-smoking.html“I have been sear...

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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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About the Author


MA, MAppSci, PhD

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

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