Dr.  Hope Landrine,  1954-2019: In Memoriam

 Dr Hope Landrine, 1954-2019 Hope Landrine’s Life and Work Dr. Hope Landrine was born in Yonkers, NY, USA on July 4, 1954, to John Albert Landrine and Sarah Alice Palmer. Sadly, after a brief illness, Hope Landrine died in Greenville, NC, USA on Sept 3, 2019. Hope Landrine was the first director of the EastContinue reading “Dr.  Hope Landrine,  1954-2019: In Memoriam”

Personality, Heart Disease and Cancer: A Chequered History

Type A and B Personality We discuss here the chequered history of the claims by Psychologists and others about the links between personality and illness, particularly heart disease and cancer. The research has been marred by dirty money and allegations of fraud. Speculation about ‘Type A’ and ‘Type B’ personalities and coronary heart disease (CHD)Continue reading “Personality, Heart Disease and Cancer: A Chequered History”

First Person Accounts of Anti-Smoking Medication

The Internet contains thousands of first-person accounts on the effects of anti-smoking medications. Many of them are positive and fine, while others are plain scary. We can imagine that some of the most scary ones maybe mischievous works of pure fantasy by ‘trollers’ while others could well be genuine accounts designed to warn others. ThereContinue reading “First Person Accounts of Anti-Smoking Medication”

E-cigarettes Part 2

When I tell you that the largest corporate investors in e-cigarettes are the tobacco industry, you have every right to be suspicious. Some patchy evidence suggests that e-cigarette use may facilitate smoking cessation, but definitive data are lacking. No e-cigarette has been approved by the FDA as an aid to stopping smoking. Environmental concerns andContinue reading “E-cigarettes Part 2”

E-cigarettes: Cool, Cheap and Less Risky?

Electronic or E-cigarettes mimic normal cigarettes but they deliver nicotine through a vapour. The vapour is produced by battery-powered heating of a solution of chemicals containing nicotine and propylene-glycol. Inhaling the vapour from an e-cigarette is called vaping. There is no tobacco, no combustion and no smoke. For these reasons, vaping is often viewed asContinue reading “E-cigarettes: Cool, Cheap and Less Risky?”

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Part 2

The most commonly used method to reduce the craving and the risk of relapse is to use nicotine replacement medication. The reason it is commonly used is that it has been heavily promoted by the manufacturers. It has nothing to do with its effectiveness, because the majority of independent real-world research shows that it isContinue reading “Nicotine Replacement Therapy Part 2”

Why Smokers Should Avoid Nicotine Replacement Therapy

We all know that tobacco is the world’s number one killer. The tobacco plant itself is not unattractive. It’s the nasty nicotine inside and all the other s**t that ends up in the smokers’ lungs that is the problem. A harmless looking tobacco plant Big Pharma wishes the world to believe that their drug-based therapiesContinue reading “Why Smokers Should Avoid Nicotine Replacement Therapy”

Reasons To Avoid Nicotine Replacement Therapy

We all know that tobacco is the world’s number one killer. The tobacco plant itself is not unattractive. It’s the nasty nicotine inside and all the other s**t that ends up in the smokers’ lungs that is the problem. Big Pharma wishes the world to believe that their drug-based therapies are effective methods to stopContinue reading “Reasons To Avoid Nicotine Replacement Therapy”

Anti-Smoking Medication: Why It Should Be Avoided.

Bupropion Buproprion, also known as Zyban and Wellbutrin, is a nicotine-free treatment licensed for smoking cessation. It is claimed that Bupropion helps to reduce nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke. Bupropion can be used safely with NRT, the company literature states. An issue to be aware of, if you are contemplating using Zyban, isContinue reading “Anti-Smoking Medication: Why It Should Be Avoided.”

Stop Smoking Now

If you’re a smoker and want to give up the habit, then Stop Smoking Now is designed for you. The approach involves restoration of homeostasis without nicotine in the body or nicotine replacement, e-cigarettes or any other kind of crutch in the form of medication. The truth is Stop Smoking Now could not only saveContinue reading “Stop Smoking Now”