The Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center (NDC) was one of the first centers in the country to focus exclusively on treatments for tobacco dependence. The NDC's model of care has now become the standard in many medical centers around the United States. The treatment team at the center offers you support and works with you to help develop the motivation and skills needed to stop using tobacco.

Why choose Mayo Clinic

  • Experience. More than 45,000 people have used the NDC's services to help them stop using tobacco.
  • Unique treatment offerings. The NDC offers the most up-to-date treatment approaches for outpatients, individuals who are hospitalized and those who participate in the eight-day residential program. All treatment programs are individualized, supportive and provided by certified master's-level specialists who are supervised by a doctor with expertise in treating nicotine dependence. Learn more about stop-smoking treatment options.
  • Latest research. Mayo Clinic researchers conduct clinical trials of drugs that help people quit tobacco, as well as conduct studies on behavior therapy, causes of nicotine dependence, cost-effectiveness of treatment and treatment outcomes. Learn more about nicotine dependence research.

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