January 2001

Parental Smoking Cessation CounselingIt's About Time

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(1):15-16. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.1.15

TOBACCO USE is very much a pediatric problem. Prenatal cigarette exposure is associated with low birth weight1; second hand smoke exposure increases young children's risk of otitis media,2 respiratory illness, and asthma exacerbations24; and children and adolescents are the targets of cigarette advertising.57 While tobacco use among adults has remained steady, recent studies show it is becoming more prevalent among youth.8 What are those who care for pediatric patients doing to stem the tide?

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