Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists do extensive research to refine and improve treatment approaches to smoking cessation.

Areas of investigation include:

  • The effects of e-cigarettes on the heart
  • Success rates of various treatment approaches
  • Models for integrating tobacco treatment into clinical practice
  • Dosage levels for nicotine replacement medications
  • New medications that offer relief from withdrawal symptoms
  • The impact of tobacco and nicotine on surgical outcomes
  • Treatment outcomes of cessation programs for special patient populations

Mayo Clinic nicotine dependence experts advance care of people who want to become tobacco free or to stop e-cigarette use by integrating the latest research into treatment options. Since opening in 1988, the Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota has made many notable contributions to the field of addiction research and tobacco-dependence interventions.

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See a list of publications about nicotine dependence by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.