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Addressing Family Smoking in Child Health Care Settings

Friday, May 21, 2010  
Addressing Family Smoking in Child Health Care Settings
Hall N, Hipple B, Friebely J, Ossip DJ, Winickoff JP. J Clin Outcomes Manag. 2009 Aug;16(8):367-373.

This paper examined strategies for integrating tobacco use screening, quitting assistance, and referrals to outside services into visits with families in outpatient child health care settings. Demonstrated strategies included enrolling the smoker in free quitline counseling. Video demonstrations of this and other techniques are available at The authors conclude that child health care clinicians have a unique opportunity to address family smoking and can be most effective by adapting evidence-based tobacco cessation counseling strategies for visits in the pediatric setting.

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