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Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in Adults and Pregnant Women
Clinical Summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation
This document is a summary of the 2009 recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women. This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.
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|Population||Adults Age ≥18 Years||Pregnant Women of Any Age|
|Recommendation||Ask about tobacco use.
Provide tobacco cessation interventions to those who use tobacco products.
|Ask about tobacco use.
Provide augmented pregnancy-tailored counseling for women who smoke.
|Grade: A||Grade: A|
|Relevant Recommendations from the USPSTF||
Note: FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; USPSTF = U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
For a summary of the evidence systematically reviewed in making these recommendations, the full recommendation statement, and supporting documents, please go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
Disclaimer: Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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AHRQ Publication No. 09-05131-EF-2
Current as of April 2009
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in Adults and Pregnant Women: Clinical Summary. AHRQ Publication No. 09-05131-EF-2, April 2009. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf09/tobacco/tobaccosum2.htm