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Reflections on NDC’s ‘Patient Connections’

By Michael Burke

The 22nd Annual Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Conference entitled “Patient Connections” was held in Rochester Minnesota on April 13 and 14.  The conference presenters and themes were selected to explore the possibilities and opportunities that emerging technologies provide for more effective connections with patients and more consistent treatment for patients who have tobacco use disorders. Conference […]

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Why Do Young People Smoke?

By Michael Burke

In the United States, between 20 and 25 percent of people ages 18 to 35 smoke cigarettes (1). Given the vast amount of information available about the health consequences of smoking, it can seem incongruous, and it’s certainly tragic, that so many young people continue to smoke. While health behavior choices are complex, there are […]

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