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Tobacco Use in Adults and Pregnant Women: Counseling and Interventions

Release Date: April 2009

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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All Adults

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use and provide tobacco cessation interventions for those who use tobacco products. 

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.
Pregnant Women

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all pregnant women about tobacco use and provide augmented, pregnancy-tailored counseling for those who smoke.

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

This recommendation reaffirms the USPSTF's 2003 recommendation on Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease with respect to adults and pregnant women. Go here to view the 2003 recommendation for children and adolescents. An updated recommendation on this topic for children and adolescents is being prepared.

Clinical Summary of this recommendation.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: September 2013

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions

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