Latest Entries
  • Health insurance coverage for nicotine dependence treatment

    Last night I went to see the Michael Moore movie “SiCKO” which is an expose of the problems with the U.S. healthcare system, focusing particularly on the problems with health insurance and so-called “Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)”. No ma...

    Read more »

  • A Classic Study: The lung Health Study

    Every now and again I like to pick one of the classic research studies on smoking cessation in order to highlight some of the key findings. Today I’m going to focus on the part of the Lung Health Study.The Lung Health Study is certainly one of the...

    Read more »

  • Allen Carr's Easy Way To Quit -2

    The Allen Carr method of stopping smoking is widely used throughout the world, and over 10 million of his books, DVDs and videos have reportedly been sold. The method has been associated with some very bold claims. You can find out more about it a...

    Read more »

  • Thanks to the Dinosaur for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Musings of a Dinosaur for including my post about “Why Comprehensive Tobacco Control” in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who makes a great e...

    Read more »

  • Tobacco industry guilty of fraud and racketeering, again.

    Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously upheld the historic decision of U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler that the tobacco industry had and continues to engage in a massive, decades long campaign to defraud the Am...

    Read more »

  • Facing The Tobacco Industry – 2

    As mentioned in my previous comment, I recently gave a presentation at a tobacco industry conference on the future of tobacco harm reduction. My main message for the industry was that tinkering around with cigarettes will not make them meaningfull...

    Read more »

  • Time to quit….now

    Today is one of the most popular days of the year on which to quit smoking. If you havn’t thrown away your last cigarette yet, there is still time to do it. While my personal opinion is that its best to do some preparation for quitting (finding ou...

    Read more »

  • New study compares Chantix to the nicotine patch

    We have already talked about the studies showing that Chantix (varenicline or Champix outside the US) is more effective than both placebo pills and Zyban (bupropion) for smoking cessation. There has also been one study comparing smoking cessation ...

    Read more »

  • Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear, odorless gas that is produced by burning any carbon-based substance. So when tobacco is burned and inhaled, one of the 4,000 or more chemicals that enters the body is CO. When the smoke is inhaled into the lungs, C...

    Read more »

  • Why comprehensive tobacco control?

    In my post of May 9th I described some of the reasons why it is unwise to cut funding for comprehensive tobacco control. But what exactly is it and why does it need to be “comprehensive”?The main reason for trying to reduce tobacco consumption wit...

    Read more »

Advertisement

About the Author


MA, MAppSci, PhD

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

Advertisement
Advertisement