Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions
Release Date: August 2013
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|School-Aged Children and Adolescents|
The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents.
See the Clinical Considerations for more information on effective interventions.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
Related Information for Consumers
Related Information for Health Professionals
- 5 R's to Treat Tobacco Use
- Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children & Adolescents - Clinical Summary of USPSTF Recommendation, 2013
- 5 A's Behavioral Counseling Framework
- CDC Information Sheet on Youth and Tobacco Use
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services BeTobaccoFree.gov
- American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.