Expertise and rankings

The Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center was one of the first centers in the country to focus exclusively on treatments for tobacco dependence. This model of care has now become the standard in many medical centers around the U.S.

The center's goal is to serve patient needs by integrating research into practice and education. Since opening in 1988, the center continues to make notable contributions to the field of addiction research and tobacco-dependence interventions. Investigators have published nearly 450 peer-review articles in the last 20 years, and the scholarly output continues to grow.

Aug. 10, 2017
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