Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195151091
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864973 | DOI:

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This chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force on interventions to reduce the initiation of tobacco use, to increase tobacco use cessation, and to reduce the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). To reduce tobacco use initiation, the Task Force recommends increasing the unit price for tobacco products, mass media education campaigns, and community mobilization. To increase the cessation of tobacco use, the Task Force recommends increasing the unit price of tobacco products, mass media campaigns, healthcare provider reminder systems, and reducing out-of-pocket client costs for effective cessation therapies. To reduce exposure to ETS, the Task Force recommends smoking bans and restrictions.

Keywords: tobacco use; smoking cessation; environmental tobacco smoke; public health practice; mass media education; health interventions

Chapter.  31163 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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