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Mayo Clinic's Influence on Tobacco Addiction and Tobacco Policies Spans Across the Globe

Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center Celebrates 25 years ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 28, 2013 — Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center(NDC) in Rochester 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 [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

  On Saturday, Nov. 30, we will 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?  We’ll find out. We hope [...]

Created by Joel Streed

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 [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Risks and Benefits of Stopping Smoking

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 14, 2012.  Stopping smoking — at any age — offers almost immediate health benefits, according to the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Recent reports about side effects of drugs used to help stop smoking shouldn't dissuade smokers from trying to quit. Side effects from [...]

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Test Identifies Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Who Smoke, Helps Yield Better Outcomes

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Simply asking patients who are about to receive a bone marrow transplant whether or not they smoke may not prompt them to disclose their tobacco habit or to kick it, and smoking can lead to poorer outcomes after a transplant. Testing patients for traces of a chemical [...]

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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 [...]

Created by Dana Sparks