Fewer parents smoke when pediatricians offer tobacco screening, treatment



New Delhi, August 16, 2019 :

Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child’s pediatrician than when they don’t get this support, a new study suggests.

According to a report in JAMA Pediatrics, over two years, the proportion of parents who were current smokers declined 2.7% when practices offered tobacco screening and treatment but rose 1.1% with usual care… (Reuters, August 14, 2019)

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