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Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions

Release Date: August 2013

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Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation and Evidence

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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.


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: August 2013

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.

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