Dec 25 2008
I’d like to wish everyone good health and a merry time this holiday season.This is often a time to overindulge with good food and drink (at least it is for me), quickly followed by a period of thinking about what we’d like to change for the better...
Sep 17 2007
Do You (Or Your Kids) Hookah?
A hookah—also known as hubbly bubbly, shisha, or narghile—is an elaborate glass based waterpipe used for smoking tobacco. You have probably seen it in movies based in Arab countries, but may not be aware that its use has become very widespread amo...
Extended treatment for some addicted smokers
The brand new US Public Health Service Guideline on the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence was written after an extremely thorough review of all the randomized controlled smoking cessation trials in the literature with at least 6 months follo...
Doctors Under the Influence? The Real Story
About a month ago, my colleague, Dr Michael Steinberg, and I were contacted by a journalist for BusinessWeek magazine, who said she was interested in discussing “smoking cessation” with us, focusing on a paper we had recently published in Annals o...
New Information on Smokeless Tobacco: 2009 Smokeless Tobacco Summit
Although overall use of smokeless tobacco has reduced in the United States over the past decade, the use of moist snuff is the only segment of the tobacco market that has shown signs of growth in this country. There are many reasons to be concerne...