Tobacco use is a serious health issue for all family members. Child healthcare clinicians are in a unique and important position to address smoking because of the regular, multiple contacts with families and the harmful health consequences to their patients. The CEASE Module was developed to help child healthcare clinicians tailor their office setting to address family tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.
CEASE was developed after extensive research in the adult and child healthcare settings, based
on the current best practices for the adult setting. The CEASE Module is currently being scientifically evaluated by a team of tobacco control experts, pediatricians, public health professionals, and dissemination specialists.
The CEASE team would like to thank all who have supported and funded CEASE: National Institutes of Health, the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Legacy Foundation. CEASE was developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Consortium, the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network, Smoke Free Homes, other tobacco control experts and child healthcare clinicians across the country. CEASE was originally adapted for child healthcare practices from the Massachusetts QuitWorks progam. Developed in collaboration with Massachusetts health plans, Quitworks is a universally endorsed fax-referral program linking providers and their patients who smoke to the state's quitline and other treatment resources. The CEASE Module adapted the QuitWorks program model, the enrollment form, and the implementation guide (for CEASE) with permission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Major support for this website was provided by the Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, in partnership with grants from NIH.
Last updated on June 18, 2013 by Sybil Murphy, BSW