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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents. This recommendation has been updated in part for adults and pregnant women. Go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspstbac2.htm to view the recommendation for adults and pregnant women, published in April 2009.
Release Date: November 2003
- The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for tobacco use or interventions to prevent and treat tobacco use and dependence among children or adolescents.
Grade: I Statement.
Update in Progress
In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of many of its documents for public comment, including draft Research Plans and draft Recommendation Statements. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.
The research team at the Evidence-based Practice Center independently gathers and reviews the available published evidence to address the questions posed by the USPSTF. The resulting draft Evidence Report is critiqued by national subject matter experts before being finalized.
|Evidence Report||Related Items|
|Evidence Report (PDF File, 181 KB; PDF Help)||Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 1.6 MB; PDF Help)|
The USPSTF reviews the Evidence Report, evaluates the benefits and harms of the clinical preventive service, and discusses and develops one or more preliminary specific recommendations. The resulting draft Recommendation Statement is posted on this Web site for public comment before being finalized.
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|Draft Recommendation Statement for Public Comment*
(December 11, 2012–January 7, 2013)
|Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 77 KB; PDF Help)|
* Note: Draft Recommendation Statements are by their nature not final, and should not be interpreted as to represent official USPSTF recommendations for practice. Draft Recommendation Statements are provided by the USPSTF for informational purposes only.
Current as of February 2013
Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in Children and Adolescents, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspstbac.htm