Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) Program

In an effort to reduce children’s exposure to tobacco smoke, the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure program uses pediatric offices to provide smoking cessation assistance to parents who smoke, as well as to help families establish rules for a completely smoke-free home and car. Trained pediatricians and office staff consistently and systematically use a streamlined, three-step version of the traditional five-step (i.e., ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange) approach to smoking cessation and smoke-free home and car rule support. The program has led to an increase in the provision of cessation assistance and higher quit rates.

Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 2009

Evidence Rating: I

Cost: N/A

Additional Info:


Tobacco Cessation

Perinatal Periods:

Parenting Prenatal

Resource types:

Model programs

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