Help every family quit smoking this year in three easy steps.
Getting Started with CEASE
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CEASE offers a variety of training opportunities in family tobacco control.

PediaLink Training

One of the best ways to learn how to address family tobacco use in a routine and effective manner is to complete the American Academy of Pediatrics' PediaLink training course Help Every Family Quit Smoking. The PediaLink course will teach you how to

  • Describe the burden of family tobacco use
  • Demonstrate ways that you and your practice can ask families about tobacco use and tobacco smoke exposure
  • Ask what help the families want with tobacco use
  • Assist interested families in quitting smoking and establishing smoke-free rules
  • Understand the role that medications can play in helping families quit smoking
  • Demonstrate ways to refer interested families to free counseling resources now available in all 50 states

Click here to take the class and earn CMEs!

CEASE Training Video

The following video trains your practice in routinely addressing family tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. The training video briefly outlines how to ask families about tobacco use and smoke-free home and car rules, assist families with smoking cessation and establishing completely smoke-free home and car rules, and refer smokers to free telephone counseling services with the quitline.

CEASE Training Manual

The simple CEASE training manual is available for download. This training manual serves as a reference for your office and explores the three simple steps of CEASE:
Ask, Assist, Refer.


For more information on the use of cessation medications in the child healthcare setting, please visit the American Medical Association's Policy Center:

H-490.917 Physician Responsibilities for Tobacco Cessation


Last updated on May 2, 2012 by Bethany Hipple, MPH