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 to us is these patients had no intention of quitting. Through the process of just reducing their tobacco, participants wanted to quit and were successful in doing so.” The Mayo Clinic findings are published in the February issue of Addictive Behaviors.
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Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Jon Ebbert, Mayo Clinic Addiction Researcher