Dr. Richard Hurt, Nicotine dependence and smoking cessation

This week’s Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend featured Mayo Clinic Dr. Richard Hurt from the Nicotine Dependence Center, talking about nicotine dependence and smoking cessation.

Medical Edge Weekend 10-31-09


  1. oshopro
    Posted October 28, 2009 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    how to monitor the patients while on nicotine replacement therapy ?

  2. Michael OBrien
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Sorry I missed your program today. What is the scientific evidence of the safety of e-cigs? They must be safer than real cigs, but have they been studied? Does heated nicotine entering the lungs cause damage?

  3. Gayle
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I have a 92 year old mother who smokes a pack a day. If anything, her smoking has increased along with her dementia. While hospitalized, smoking patches were not that effective. Is there anything else we can give her? She lives in an assisted living facility which has a smoking patio but most nursing homes are smoke free. That could be a real problem.

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