497 e-Letters

  • How did you quit?

    I found your very interesting......and I would very much like to know how you quit. My husband has been dipping since he was about 14. I hate it, my children hate it and he has tried to quit many times. It is interfering in our lives in many ways.....

    There are all kinds of things out there to help people to stop smoking, but i've never seen information suggesting that those who dip would need help quitting....

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  • New weapons for the arsenal?
    Ciaran O'Neill

    Dear Prof. Chaloupka,

    I read with interest your article in Tobacco Control "Curbing the epidemic: governments and the economics of tobacco control".

    Within the context of a hedonic pricing model a colleague and I recently ran a set of regressions relating cigarette prices to their characteristics (nicotine content, carbon monoxide content, tar level etc). Primarily the intent was to establish were all...

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  • Curious about smokeless tobacco amounts
    Angelyn Griffing

    Dear Jane,

    Thank you so much for your inspiring story. I'm trying to find out information regarding smokeless tobacco for an institutionwide project I'm coordinating. We are trying to estimate the amounts/servings of smokeless tobacco used by patients here. I am not sure how much snuff, smokeless tobacco, or pipes/cigars smoked would be considered an average daily amount. It has been difficult to quantify pat...

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  • Response to Dr Hill''s excellent article
    Rick Kropp

    Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategies Impact Youth and Adults

    by Rick Kropp Tobacco Prevention and Policy Resources Santa Rosa, CA May 1, 1998

    Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Youth Smoking Also Help Reduce Adult Smoking, And Vice Versa

    As someone who has been falsely accused for many years of “just” being a youth access specialist and “just” focusing on youth tobacco prevention, I have dev...

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  • Omission in article
    Rick Kropp

    November 11, 1999

    In reading this otherwise excellent article on store tobacco sales policies in the latest issue of Tobacco Control, I find it troubling that it failed to mention the fact that the 1996 California YTPS (and 1995 YTPS) was conducted by the North Bay Health Resources Center in Petaluma, California.

  • Tobacco smoking and periodontitis
    RM Palmer

    Tobacco smoking and periodontitis. DAVID A. SCOTT1, MARK IDE2,3, RON F. WILSON1 AND RICHARD M. PALMER2 Dental Clinical Research1, Department of Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry2 and School of Dental Hygiene3, Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, King's College London, UK.

    Chronic inflammatory periodontal disease (gum disease) is a major cause of tooth loss...

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  • Hear! Hear!
    Linda Russell

    Dr.Koop should be congratulated for his willingness to express himself without concern for the political correctness of this issue. I too, am a pro-life republican but am appalled to think that representatives of my government and the health care community (including the researchers) would be "bought" at a price costing so many lives.

    Please keep your ear to the public- hopefully you will begin to "hear" the ou...

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  • Second hand tobacco smoke/ETS, a definition.
    Albert Benson

    I believe we have come a long way when we are at the point that we are trying to define just what this toxic pollution really is. When I first started writing, about 15 years ago, I saw the need to define tobacco smoke polluted air which had been air conditioned and filtered but which still contained the gaseous elements which are in tobacco smoke in copious amounts. When the air is not entirely smokefree, filtering it thr...

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  • Hawaii Calling
    Graham Ellis

    As Director of a program very similar to '2 smart 2 smoke' l was thrilled to read of your study and positive results. Our tobacco use prevention show "Naturally High" targets the same audience with identical objectives and has been performed at over 89 schools in Hawaii and California since October 1996. It is a drama featuring six children performers using juggling, unicycling, stiltwalking, balancing and other circus...

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  • Re: Re: Re: Nomenclature re passive smoking
    Phillip Whidden

    I wonder if we are being a bit too condescending to the general public in this discussion about what to call passive smoking. I agree that this proliferation of terms is probably somewhat confusing. All of the terms currently in use by scientists and laypeople have their drawbacks. However, my experience in conversation with the wo/man in the street is that we are all fairly good at decoding our imprecise language....

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