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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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  • How Do We Know If A Cessation Technique Really Works?

    I copied my response to a comment left by a reader about my Bogus Quit Smoking Programs post. I think the issue deserves its own posting.Smoker's Edge seems to be akin to using a piece of sucking candy when you get a craving. This approach may be ...

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  • The Allen Carr “Easy Way” to quit smoking -1

    A colleague in Mexico recently asked me to explain the popularity of the Allen Carr method of quitting smoking, and I thought this might be of wider interest. It just so happens that Allen Carr’s original clinic in Raynes Park in London was about ...

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  • Concerned you might relapse to smoking?

    Most ex-smokers who have succeeded in quitting for many months or years, have occasional periods where they feel at risk of relapsing to smoking. There are many potential triggers, but the most common include (a) after having an isolated “lapse” c...

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  • Chantix and depression on stopping smoking.

    Yesterday I saw a couple of newspaper reports on the potential link between Chantix and psychiatric side effects, including discussion of some of the stories reported by people on this blog.http://www.nj.com/starledger/stories/index.ssf?/base/news...

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  • Do you wake at night to smoke?

    Two papers published this month highlight the fact that a surprising number of smokers wake at night to smoke, and suggest that this is a sign of nicotine addiction.A paper published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice by Michelle Bo...

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  • Why Chantix may reduce alcohol consumption.

    Some of those people who have posted comments on my blog have commented that when they were using Chantix (varenicline) their interest in drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana also decreased. There are a couple of obvious potential mechanisms for ...

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  • Winston Man Landers dies of smoking-caused cancer

    Alan Landers, who became famous as a model in advertisements for Winston cigarettes, died of complications of cancer of the larynx on February 27th, after surviving lung cancer and heart disease that he also attributed to his previous heavy smokin...

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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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