First, a full disclaimer: I am a very occasional smoker. Every so often I enjoy a cigarrillo outside on a warm night. I’ve “enjoyed” this bad habit for many years, and I very much understand the physiology of addiction —… Read the rest
A few weeks ago I wrote a piece discussing options for smoking cessation, and I specifically plugged varenicline, known as Chantix in most countries (“Champix” here in China), as being perhaps the most effective tool we doctors… Read the rest
Today (May 31) is World No Tobacco Day and a good time for all smokers to sit back, take a deep breath and think about quitting their habit. I’m very happy to report that your family doctor finally has a couple good prescription options for… Read the rest
(Click here for part one, with tips #1-5…)
Tip #6: To Every Thing, There Is A Season.
Beijing has a surprising variety of all four seasons, which I think is a great thing. Spring and fall, the best times of year here, are unfortunately short,… Read the rest
Smoking is an emormous global issue, not just among expats. As I discussed before, China’s smoking rate is astonishingly high with over 50% of men smoking. The (surprisingly?) excellent national daily newspaper Global Times this… Read the rest