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  • Yet another study finds combination pharmacotherapy gives higher quit rates.

    I’ve discussed on numerous occasions on this blog the evidence that combining certain smoking cessation medicines consistently gets higher quit rates. In the past week another large study was published by the research group at University of Wiscon...

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  • Smoking and HIV.

    Twenty years ago, people who found out they had the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) felt as though they had been given a death sentence. At that time we did not have medicines that had been shown to be very effective in slowing the progression ...

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  • Is nicotine replacement therapy effective in the “real world”?

    Over a hundred double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trials have evaluated the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation, and the results are very clear: use of NRT almost doubles the smokers’ chances of successfully quit...

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  • Triple combination therapy for medically ill smokers

    Today sees the publication of a new study by Dr Michael Steinberg and colleagues at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, examining the effect of more intensive smoking cessation treatment in smokers with pre-existing medical con...

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  • Nicotine Addiction: How It Can Trick You Into “Absent-Minded” Smoking.

    When we think of the challenges of beating nicotine addiction we usually think of strong cravings and struggling with severe irritability and restlessness. However, sometimes the addiction works in much more subtle ways. Sometimes the addicted min...

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  • New Report on Cigarette Smoking in USA

    An important new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was released this week by Dr Gary Giovino and colleagues. This report provides details on recent changes in cigarette smoking in every state. It used the best quality data from...

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  • 10th Anniversary of Whyquit.com

    Last week marked the 10th anniversary of a smoking cessation website called “whyquit.com”. Now those of you who know me, and know that website and its director, Mr John Polito, may wonder why I’m choosing to give it some free publicity. The websi...

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  • Secondhand smoke causes heart attacks

    Last week the U.S. Institute of medicine (IOM) released a new report on the role of exposure to other people’s cigarette smoke in increasing the risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks.The IOM requested a 10-member expert committee to re...

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  • Does the e-cigarette deliver nicotine?

    I’m currently attending the annual conference of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. This is the main organization for nicotine researchers and this conference is often the first place that exciting new research findings are presente...

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  • Its Great American Smokeout

    Tomorrow (November 15th, 2007) is the Great American Smokeout 2007 – a day on which smokers across the country are encouraged to try to go the whole day without using any tobacco - and then to consider staying that way.There is usually a reasonabl...

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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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