Advertisement

Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 590–592 | Cite as

National Estimates of Advice to Quit and Child-Focused Smoking Counseling Provided to Parents Who Smoke

  • Maya Venkataramani
  • Barry S. Solomon
  • Tina L. Cheng
  • Craig Evan Pollack
Concise Research Reports

INTRODUCTION

Parents who smoke place both themselves and their children at increased risk for developing multiple health problems,1 and both adult and pediatric clinical practice guidelines recommend that healthcare providers counsel parents who smoke regarding smoking cessation.2,3 Advice from healthcare providers may focus on the harms towards a parent’s own health, but may also highlight the deleterious effects of secondhand smoke exposure on children. The extent to which parents who smoke receive these different counseling messages remains largely unknown. Using nationally representative data, we characterized how often parents receive certain types of counseling from healthcare providers and factors correlated with counseling receipt.

METHODS

We analyzed data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a nationally representative survey of the non-institutionalized US population, from 2010 to 2014. We included primary respondents ages 18 to 64 who were self-reported smokers...

KEY WORDS

smoking cessation family health ambulatory care 

Notes

Funding Information

M. Venkataramani was supported by an institutional National Research Service Award (T32HP10025B0) during the completion of this work.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.

References

  1. 1.
    US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA, 2014. p. 17.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hagan J, Shaw J, Duncan P, editors. Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents/. Third ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2008.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    United States Preventive Services Task Force. Final Update Summary: Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions. September 2015. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions1
  4. 4.
    King BA, Dube SR, Babb SD, McAfee TA. Patient-reported recall of smoking cessation interventions from a health professional. Prev Med. 2013(57): 715–717.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Nabi-Burza E, Winickoff JP, Finch S, Regan S. Triple Tobacco Screen Opportunity to Help Families Become Smokefree. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Dec;45(6):  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.07.007.
  6. 6.
    Winickoff JP, Park ER, Nabi-Burza E, Chang Y, et al. Implementation of a parental tobacco control intervention in pediatric practice. Pediatrics. 2013 (132): 109–117.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Society of General Internal Medicine 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maya Venkataramani
    • 1
  • Barry S. Solomon
    • 2
  • Tina L. Cheng
    • 3
  • Craig Evan Pollack
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of General Internal MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Personalised recommendations