Tobacco Research at Mayo Clinic — Finding Better Options to Help People Quit
The Research Program has been in existence since April 1988 with the opening of the Nicotine Dependence Center (NDC). The Research Program has made and continues to make notable contributions to the field of addiction research and tobacco dependence interventions. Initially focused on nicotine replacement therapy trials, the Research Program has expanded to include behavioral interventions for tobacco users, population-based epidemiological studies, studies to determine the cost-effectiveness of various interventions studies, and outcomes research. Mayo researchers have conducted over 110 randomized clinical trials involving more than 25,000 research subjects. The Research Program portfolio continues to grow through investigator-initiated peer-reviewed grants and industry-sponsored research. Investigators from the Research Program have published over 350 peer-review articles in the last ten years, and the scholarly output continues to grow.