Hi everyone. I've been reading your posts and have seen how difficult it is to quit. First, let me introduce myself. My name is Pam and I work in the Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I work specifically with the 8-day Residential Treatment Program. Yes, there is such a thing! This program is designed for those who have struggled with quitting on their own, may feel they've tried everything, and are looking for a safe place to get away and truly focus on becoming tobacco free without the distractions of work, family, and other commitments. Especially this time of year, it's so important to take care of ourselves. We all get wrapped up in wanting to take care of others but we need to remember to take care of ourselves first and then we're better equipped to take care of others. Most people don't realize there are places to come for treatment for tobacco dependence, and unfortunately there are only two in the country - the Mayo program and another in St. Helena, CA. You can find information on the Mayo Clinic program at www.mayoclinic.org/ndctreatment. Or if you want to talk to someone I'm happy to chat with you and answer any questions (507) 266-9392.