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April-May 2011

CEASE in the News

This recent Boston.com article gives part of the case for banning menthol cigarettes. CEASE's Dr. Jonathan Winickoff explains that "menthol numbs the throat and allows smoke to go in more deeply, making it easier to get addicted to."

Press Releases

The FDA banned flavored cigarettes, but has not chosen to include menthol cigarettes in the ban. Here are a few press releases on the issue:

  • The American Legacy foundation stands behind taking menthol cigarettes off the market. See their press release here.
  • According to our recent study, a majority of Americans, including most African Americans, stand together in support of banning menthol in cigarettes just as other cigarette flavorings have now been banned by the FDA. Read the full press release here.

March 2011

CEASE in the News

A report published in Pediatrics shows that a majority of parents think that children should be tested for exposure to tobacco smoke at their child's doctor visit. Among smoking parents, support for testing is even higher. Find the report here.

February 2011

CEASE in the News

Dr. Winickoff from CEASE participated in a live chat on kids and tobacco for the Chicago Tribune. The chat can be read here.

December 2010

Press Releases

  • BOSTON –Children living in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke even when no one smokes inside their own unit. This study, released online today by the journal Pediatrics, strongly suggests that housing type contributes to children’s exposure to tobacco smoke, despite the best intentions of parents. This new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the American Academy of Pediatrics' Julius B. Richmond Center for Excellence is the first to show significant evidence of increased tobacco smoke exposure in the blood of children who live in multi-unit housing. It will appear in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics. Click here to read the complete press release.

CEASE in the News

The following articles represent a few of the many news articles about smoking in
apartment buildings and other multi-unit housing.

  • A recent article in The New York Times discusses the difficulties of maintaining a smoke-free home while living in multi-unit housing. The article can be read here.

  • A report by WBUR, which can be read here, outlines the research showing that secondhand smoke spreads to children in apartment buildings.
  • Boston.com's White Coat News highlights the risk of secondhand smoke exposure in apartment buildings. This article can be read here.

  • The recent Pediatrics paper was featured in the Web MD on December 13, 2010. The article, which can be read here, explores the high rates of exposure to secondhand smoke in apartment building and other multi-unit housing.

  • BBC highlighted the findings from the recent paper on smoking in multi-unit housing. The article can be read here.

New Publications

  • The January 2011 issue of Pediatrics features an article by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff. The article, entitled Tobacco-Smoke Exposure in Children Who Live in Multiunit Housing, is available online now at Pediatrics.

 

June 2010

CEASE in the News

  • The June 17, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features a piece by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff supporting the regulation of smoking in public housing. To read the article, click here.

 

April 2010

CEASE in the News

  • Good Morning America, on April 1, featured an interview by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff explaining the harms of thirdhand smoke. To watch the segment, click here.

 

September 2009

CEASE in the News

  • A new way to learn about tobacco control is available for pediatricians. The AAP PediaLink course, entitled Help Every Family Quit Smoking, is available. To sign up for the course, click here.

 

July 2009

CEASE in the News

  • Newsweek featured a commentary by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff on the need for
    smoke-free public housing. To read the commentary from the July 13th edition,
    click here.

 

March 2009

Press Releases

  • CHICAGO -- Quitting smoking is one of the best things parents can do for their health and the health of their children. Now they can get assistance from an unexpected source - their child’s pediatrician. A new resource offers pediatricians the tools they need to screen parents for smoking, offer counseling and enroll parents in a free smoking-cessation helpline. Using the existing state quit line known as QuitWorks, Massachusetts is promoting QuitWorks for Child and Family Health Care Practitioners statewide this month. The program is based on research from the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which is also available free to other public health departments and pediatric offices across the nation. Click here to read the complete press release.

 

January 2009

Press Releases

  • BOSTON – Need another reason to add "Quit Smoking" to your New Year's resolutions list? How about the fact that even if you choose to smoke outside of your home or only smoke in your home when your children are not there – thinking that you're keeping them away from second-hand smoke – you're still exposing them to toxins? In the January issue of Pediatrics, researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and colleagues across the country describe how tobacco smoke contamination lingers even after a cigarette is extinguished – a phenomenon they define as "third-hand" smoke. Their study is the first to examine adult attitudes
    about the health risks to children of third-hand smoke and how those beliefs may relate to rules about smoking in their homes. Click here to read the complete press release.

CEASE in the News

The following articles represent 8 of more than 150 news articles about the recent thirdhand smoke paper.

  • Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, the Prinicipal Investigator for CEASE, was featured in the January 2, 2009 issue of the New York Times. The article, which can be read here, describes the findings of the new thirdhand smoke paper in Pediatrics.

  • The new thirdhand smoke paper in Pediatrics was featured in the January 5, 2009 and December 29, 2008 issues of Boston.com's White Coat News. These articles, which can be read here and here, outline the issues surrounding thirdhand smoke.

  • The Today Show featured the new thirdhand smoke paper on January 5, 2009. The segment, which can be seen here, discusses the harms of thirdhand smoke.

  • The Daily Telegraph featured the new thirdhand smoke paper on January 5, 2009. The article, which can be read here, highlights the survey results about thirdhand smoke included in the Pediatrics paper.

  • The recent Pediatrics paper was featured in the Chicago Tribune on January 5, 2009. The article, which can be read here, highlights the need to protect children from all the harms of smoking, including thirdhand smoke.

  • BBC highlighted the findings from the recent thirdhand smoke paper. The article can be read here.

  • On January 2, 2009, an article in Scientific American, which can be read here, explored the issues surrounding thirdhand smoke.

  • Dr. Jonathan Winickoff was interviewed on Talk of the Nation on January 9, 2009. The interview can be heard here.

New Publications

  • The January 2009 issue of Pediatrics features an article by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff. The article, entitled is available at Pediatrics.

 

September 2008

CEASE in the News

  • CEASE was featured on September 30, 2008 on the 7 Healthcast of 7 News Boston. Terri DiJoseph, a new mother helped by the CEASE program, reports that CEASE has helped her quit smoking. "For me, it was such an important thing because I was so concerned that after I had my baby Matthew, that I'd go back to smoking." To watch the video or to read the transcript, click here.



August 2008

Press Releases

  • BOSTON – Parents may soon find themselves the object of their pediatrician’s attention, thanks to a program being introduced to pediatric offices across the country. The program, Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE), aims to teach pediatricians to help parents quit smoking and establish and enforce no-smoking rules in the home and car. CEASE is the result of 10 years of research, led by Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Click here to read the complete press release.

CEASE in the News

  • CEASE was featured in the August 4 issue of Boston.com's White Coat News. The article, which can be read here, outlines the need for pediatricians to talk to parents about smoking and the secondhand smoke exposure of their children.

  • The current CEASE study was featured in the August 2008 AAP News OnCall. The article, which can be read here, highlighted the CEASE program and study, which help parents quit smoking and eliminate children’s exposure to secondhand smoke.

New Publications

  • The August 2008 issue of Pediatrics features an article by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff. The article, entitled Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Development of Framework and Intervention is available at Pediatrics.






Last updated on December 15, 2010 by Bethany Hipple, MPH