What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008 (Continued)
Children and Adolescents (Continued):
2000 Guideline: Recommendation #2: Clinicians in a pediatric setting should offer Smoking cessation advice and interventions to parents to limit children's exposure to second-hand smoke. (Strength of Evidence = B)
2008 Guideline Update: Recommendation #2: Second-hand smoke is harmful to children. Cessation counseling delivered in pediatric settings has been shown to be effective in increasing cessation among parents who smoke. Therefore, in order to protect children from second-hand smoke, clinicians should ask parents about tobacco use and offer them cessation advice and assistance. (Strength of Evidence = B).
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