In this issue of JAMA, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) presents updated recommendations on prevention and cessation of tobacco use among children and adolescents seen in primary care settings.1 The USPSTF recommends education and brief counseling with a clinician to prevent initiation of tobacco use (B recommendation). The USPSTF also concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–feasible interventions for the cessation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents (I statement). These recommendations reflect the accompanying Evidence Review.2,3
Sargent JD, Unger JB, Leventhal AM. Recommendations From the USPSTF for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents. JAMA. 2020;323(16):1563–1564. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.22312
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