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CEASE, the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure, is a program developed at Massachusetts General Hospital to effectively address family tobacco use.
Welcome to CEASE
Tobacco use and exposure tobacco smoke is a serious concern for all for all family members. Child health care clinicians are in a unique and important position to address tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke because of the regular contact they have with families and the harmful health consequences that tobacco smoke exposure has for their patients. After and ongoing research in adult and child healthcare settings, CEASE was developed to help child health care clinicians adapt their office settings to address family tobacco use in a routine, effective manner.
CEASE was developed after extensive research in the adult and child health care settings and is based on the current best practices for the adult setting. CEASE is currently being scientifically evaluated by a team of tobacco control experts, pediatricians, public health professionals and dissemination specialists.
Nationally Recognized for Innovation
CEASE was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for its innovation in reducing children's exposure to tobacco smoke and boosting quit rates among parents.
Recognized by the National Cancer Institute
CEASE was recently awarded by the National Cancer Institute’s Research-tested Intervention Programs. CEASE scored 5 of 5 on Dissemination Capacity; based on the RE-AIM framework, CEASE scored 80% on Reach and over 70% on Implementation.
CEASE has developed free, downloadable materials to help child healthcare practices routinely and effectively address family tobacco use and exposure. CEASE provides the following free downloadable resources, all of which can be customized to meet the needs of your organization:
CEASE materials can be downloaded using Adobe
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