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Medical Experts for Media - Nicotine Dependence

Richard D. Hurt, M.D. __________________________________________________________________ Richard D. Hurt, M.D., an international expert in tobacco dependence treatment and secondhand smoke Director, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center Co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota First witness in the 1998 Minnesota Tobacco Trial that resulted in the tobacco companies [...]

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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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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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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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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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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 - [...]

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