Focus Areas

The Mayo Clinic Nicotine Research Program has ongoing research in a number of areas, including:

  • Traditional pharmacotherapy combined with other nonpharmacological interventions
  • Complementary and alternative approaches
  • Smokers with other comorbid addictions
  • Smokeless tobacco users
  • Treating tobacco dependence in cancer patients and outcome evaluations of patients treated at the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center treatment program
  • Smoking cessation during surgery
  • Smoking cessation for cancer patients prior to surgery to reduce surgical complications
  • Ethnic and racial differences
  • Genetic epidemiology and risk assessment program
  • The influence of Minnesota smoke-free policies and tobacco-related disease incidence
  • Electronic cigarettes