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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 [...]

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

Expert panel will discuss e-cigarettes and their impact on health at an upcoming press conference ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 23, 2013 — E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular and widely available as the use of regular cigarettes drops. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that e-cigarette use by children doubled [...]

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Nicotine Dependence Center: Mayo Clinic Radio

On Saturday, Nov. 30, we rebroadcast our program with Richard Hurt, M.D., and Jon Ebbert, M.D., from 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? Miss the show? Click here: Mayo Clinic Radio [...]

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Tobacco Dependence: 45 Million Americans Still Lighting Up

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 globally, offering the [...]

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The Great American Smokeout

  It's Lung Cancer Awareness Month  and today, Nov. 21, is the third Thursday of the month, which is designated as the  Great American Smokeout.     Have you been trying to stop smoking? Could today inspire you? Join the City of Hope Twitter chat today 3 p.m. ET and follow #cohchat.  Learn more [...]

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Dr. Richard Hurt, Nicotine dependence and smoking cessation

This week's Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend featured Mayo Clinic Dr. Richard Hurt from the Nicotine Dependence Center, talking about nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. Medical Edge Weekend 10-31-09

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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 [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Very little known about health effects of e-cigarettes

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve been a smoker for years. I’m thinking about switching to electronic cigarettes or to a nicotine inhaler because I’ve heard they aren’t as bad for you as regular cigarettes. Is that true? ANSWER: Electronic cigarettes and nicotine inhalers both deliver nicotine to your body without tobacco. But that’s [...]

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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 [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

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, [...]

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Smokeless Tobacco Users Tried Lozenges and Changed Their Minds About Quitting

Smokeless tobacco users who said they didn’t want to quit ... changed their minds or significantly cut back when given nicotine lozenges or tobacco-free snuff. Mayo Clinic addiction expert Jon Ebbert, M.D., a tobacco researcher at the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center says, “The reason why that is so striking and important [...]

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U.S. Surgeon General Says Teen Smoking Is A "Pediatric Epidemic"

Progress in reducing youth smoking is slowing down and more teens are using smokeless tobacco.  The U.S. Surgeon General Report  released today, says the tobacco industry must be held accountable.  Dr. Richard Hurt, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center agrees. [Two soundbites from Dr. Hurt are available from the [...]

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