Tag Archives: Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation in Young Adults

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Steven Ames takes a look at smoking cessation in younger adults. To listen, click the link below. Smoking Cessation in Young Adults

Benefits to Kicking the Habit

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Steven Ames outlines the benefits to quitting smoking. To listen, click the link below. Benefits to Kicking the Habit

Anatomy of Addiction-Extended Interview

Cigarettes are highly addicting. But why is it that some people who try cigarettes can put them down and never get addicted while others get hooked right away? As we hear from Dr. Richard Hurt, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, the answer lies in how your brain responds to nicotine.  Anatomy of Addiction Extended […]

Smoking and Surgery

If you’ve ever tried to quit smoking, you know how hard it can be. But if you’re having surgery, kicking the habit is worth it. Mayo Clinic researchers say if you quit smoking before surgery, even if it’s just the day of surgery, you will reduce your risk of certain complications.

Teens Help Kick the Habit

Kicking the habit isn’t easy. Most smokers who try to quit aren’t successful until their fifth attempt. Mayo Clinic researchers like Dr. Christi  Patten, Ph.D., are hoping to make quitting easier for adults by getting the smokers’ teenage kids involved in the process.  To listen to this podcast segment, click the link below: Kids Help Parents […]