- Experience. More than 45,000 people have used the services of Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center to learn to stop smoking or chewing tobacco. Programs are led by counselors with special training and experience in treating nicotine dependence.
- Treatment offerings.. Mayo Clinic offers a variety of programs, including a unique eight-day residential treatment program in Minnesota. The programs can help those who need a little extra push to quit, as well as those who have almost given up — and everyone in between. Learn more about the programs.
- Comprehensive, evidence-based care. Mayo Clinic's programs are supervised by doctors so that all aspects of your condition are considered in the treatment process. Nicotine dependence treatment is coordinated with treatment of other medical conditions, when necessary.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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