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cobweb icon Archived: Tobacco Use in Adults and Pregnant Women: Counseling and Interventions

Original Release Date: April 2009

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: 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. 

Pregnant Women

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


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 2013 recommendation for children and adolescents. An updated recommendation on this topic for children and adolescents is being prepared.

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Archived: Related Information for Consumers

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Archived: 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: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Tobacco Use in Adults and Pregnant Women: Counseling and Interventions. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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