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State-of-the-art interventions for office-based parental tobacco control
Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
  • Jonathan P. Winickoff, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Anna B. Berkowitz, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Katie R. Brooks, Boston University
  • Susanne E. Tanski, University of Rochester
  • Alan C. Geller, Boston University
  • Carey Thomson, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harry A. Lando, University of Minnesota
  • Susan J. Curry, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Myra L. Muramoto, University of Arizona
  • Alexander V. Prokhorov, University of Texas
  • Dana Best, George Washington University
  • Michael L. Weitzman, University of Rochester
  • Lori Pbert, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
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Counseling; *Health Education; Humans; Nicotine; *Parents; Pediatrics; Smoking; *Smoking Cessation; Tobacco Smoke Pollution; Tobacco Use Disorder
Parental tobacco use is a serious health issue for all family members. Child health care clinicians are in a unique and important position to address parental smoking because of the regular, multiple contacts with parents and the harmful health consequences to their patients. This article synthesizes the current evidence-based interventions for treatment of adults and applies them to the problem of addressing parental smoking in the context of the child health care setting. Brief interventions are effective, and complementary strategies such as quitlines will improve the chances of parental smoking cessation. Adopting the 5 A's framework strategy (ask, advise, assess, assist, and arrange) gives each parent the maximum chance of quitting. Within this framework, specific recommendations are made for child health care settings and clinicians. Ongoing research will help determine how best to implement parental smoking-cessation strategies more widely in a variety of child health care settings.
DOI of Published Version
Pediatrics. 2005 Mar;115(3):750-60. Link to article on publisher's site
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Jonathan P. Winickoff, Anna B. Berkowitz, Katie R. Brooks, Susanne E. Tanski, et al.. "State-of-the-art interventions for office-based parental tobacco control" Vol. 115 Iss. 3 (2005) ISSN: 0031-4005 (Linking)
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