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Michael  Fiore

Michael Fiore

Expert on helping smokers to quit

Professor, medicine School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-262-3902 Home page


  • Most effective counseling techniques to help smokers quit
  • Latest medications to help smokers quit
  • Public policies that encourage more people to want to quit smoking, including smoke-free air laws, tobacco tax increases and marketing campaigns
  • Medical nature of nicotine addiction and research to counter that addiction
  • Genetics behind nicotine addiction


  • Chair, three times, of federal panel that wrote the clinical practice guidelines on treating tobacco dependence
  • Chair, federal panel that determined national tobacco cessation policy recommendations
  • Co-principal investigator, two five-year National Institutes of Health-funded studies on tobacco dependence
  • Co-director, national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project to address tobacco cessation in health plans