Focus Areas

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

  • Traditional pharmacotherapy combined with other nonpharmacological interventions for smoking cessation
  • Complementary and alternative approaches
  • Smokers with additional addictions
  • Smokeless tobacco use
  • Treating tobacco dependence in cancer patients
  • Smoking cessation before, during and after surgery
  • Smoking cessation for cancer patients prior to surgery to reduce surgical complications
  • Ethnic, racial and sex differences in smoking cessation outcomes
  • Genetic epidemiology and risk assessment program
  • Smoke-free policy research
  • Smoking cessation in overweight or weight-concerned smokers
  • Electronic cigarettes