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Treating Parents for Tobacco Use in the Pediatric Setting
The Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial
As many of us know, tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure cause an estimated 480,000 premature deaths annually. One environment that has a great opportunity to deliver tobacco treatment assistance to parents is in a Pediatric office. This study examined implementing a program to treat parents for tobacco use within pediatric offices throughout 5 different states. The 5 study states were North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana.
The objective was to determine if the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) intervention could be implemented and sustained in pediatric offices and test if implementing CEASE led to changes in prevalence of smoking among parents over the range of 2 years.
The CEASE intervention is an intervention designed to facilitate both routine screening in pediatric settings of families for tobacco use and delivery of tobacco use treatment to individuals in screened households who use tobacco.