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Discovery’s Edge Online Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The latest online issue of Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine, highlights three programs at Mayo Clinic that have changed medicine and the physician/researchers responsible. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the [...]

Created by Bob Nellis

Expert Comments on Surgeon General Report About Smoking

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and leads to a host of cancers and illnesses. A new report by the Surgeon General released today, The Health Consequences of Smoking, highlights a half a century of progress in tobacco control and prevention since the [...]

Created by Kelley Luckstein

Combined Therapy Benefits Cigarette Smokers Trying to Quit Compared to Monotherapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 7, 2014 — Among cigarette smokers, combining the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, resulted in higher smoking abstinence rates for one outcome but not the other at three and six months; rates were similar at one year, according to a Mayo [...]

Created by Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic Experts: What Should You Know About E-Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have ignited a smoke-free firestorm of controversy. Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that their use by children doubled from 2011 to 2012. In spite of one study that concluded e-cigarettes may help smokers break free from their nicotine addiction, other experts have voiced concerns they may [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Snuffing Out Tobacco Addictions for 25 Years

Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center (NDC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As one of the first centers in the country to focus exclusively on treatments for tobacco dependence when it opened in 1988, the NDC has been at the forefront of the battle of nicotine addiction nationally as well as [...]

Created by Dennis Douda


On Saturday, July 13, Richard Hurt, M.D., and Jon Ebbert, M.D., will join us to talk about the Nicotine Dependence Center.  For 25 years, the Nicotine Dependence Center has been helping tobacco users kick the habit.  What have they discovered about tobacco dependence and improving treatment for smokers?  We’ll find out.   Also, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Smoke-Free Policies Reduce Heart Attacks

Secondhand smoke exposure has an immediate harmful impact on the cardiovascular system of nonsmokers, and smoke-free policies are a very effective way to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke. Mayo Clinic researchers have evidence that the incidence of heart attacks decreased dramatically after Olmsted County’s workplaces and restaurants went smoke-free - [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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