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  • Smoking, smokeless tobacco and cancer (2)

    My previous post discussed toxin delivery from different tobacco products. Now what is the evidence relating use of these products to health problems? Unfortunately most studies don’t collect data on different brands or even categories of smokele...

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  • How addicted are you? (2)

    In my last comment, I mentioned 3 key questions that can be used to assess how addicted you are, even if you never tried to quit. Of course most smokers have tried to quit more than once, and in New Jersey, more than half of smokers in high school...

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  • Smoking and multiple sclerosis (MS)

    When thinking of the health risks of smoking, almost everyone is aware that smoking causes lung cancer and respiratory diseases. The connection between inhaling smoke into the lungs and developing diseases of the lung is immediately plausible. Bu...

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  • What is in a cigarette?

    We often hear that there are over 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette. More precisely more than 4,000 chemicals have been identified in cigarette smoke. These chemicals are the product of combustion of the cigarette, and there are a number of articles...

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  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Freedom From Smoking blog. Whether you are just thinking about quitting or ready to give it a try, we are here to answer your questions, give you the help you need and keep you motivated. We have worked with thousands of people at ...

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  • Effects of overweight and smoking in late adolescence on mortality

    A study was just published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the effects of body weight and smoking at age 19 on death over the next 38 years or so. The study by Professor Neovius and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden examined...

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  • Does laser therapy or acupuncture help smokers quit?

    I’m frequently asked about the effectiveness of acupuncture for stopping smoking, and more recently these questions have been about “laser therapy”. “Laser therapy” uses “cold lasers” instead of needles in an acupuncture-like treatment.Unfortunate...

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  • Why have so many New Jersey smokers quit?

    On June 13th I wrote about a comprehensive new report on tobacco use and tobacco control activities in each of the United States. As I live and work in New Jersey I was particularly interested in the fact that our cigarette smoking rate has falle...

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  • Quit smoking in 2010? Yes you can

    Most current smokers have already tried to quit on previous occasions. Some may have resigned themselves to continued smoking because of repeated unsuccessful attempts. Others may still be putting off a quit attempt because “its not the right time...

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  • Immediate and delayed quitting

    Last week I attended the 4th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Europe) in Madrid. This is a conference where the top researchers present their latest research findings. As you can imagine a lot of fascinating stuf...

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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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