Find resources dedicated to assisting clinicians in tobacco control efforts. Become more knowledgeable about tobacco control through educational materials, steps to integrate tobacco control into patient visits, and guidelines on reimbursement. 

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For state-specific resources, please visit State-Specific Information. 

For opportunities to network and collaborate with clinicians on tobacco control issues, please join the free  AAP Section on Nicotine and Tobacco Prevention and Treatment.

Trainings and CME 

These videos and websites may assist you and your staff in gaining more education in tobacco control or earning Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. 



Clinical References 

Find useful resources to assist in research or in formulating presentations. 

Systems Change Strategies 

There are a number of ways to integrate a true systems change. Listed below are resources that offer tips and strategies to incorporate a consistent way to address tobacco control during patient visits. 

  • CEASE 
    The Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program was developed to help child health care clinicians adjust their office setting to address parental tobacco use in an Ask, Assist, Refer approach. Below are items that will help your practice learn how to implement the program, collect patient information, identify staff responsibilities and promote your cause. 

Coding & Payment 

When a clinician spends time discussing tobacco with a patient or family, it is important to get paid for the time spent by coding correctly. Below are some tools that can help. 

  • Coding and Payment Resources from the AAP 
    Coding and payment recommendations from experts at the Academy to help your practice get reimbursement for services related to counseling for tobacco use and exposure to SHS. 
  • Reimbursement for Smoking Cessation Therapy 
    In this guide created by Physician Assisted Cessation Therapy (PACT), information is given to clinicians on how to obtain reimbursement for smoking cessation treatments and counseling. The guide also assists in navigating around coverage deficiencies. 
  • The Power of Paperwork: How Philip Morris Neutralized the Medical Code for Secondhand Smoke 
    This article gives background to smoking cessation coding by taking a closer look at the code created in 1994 for smoking cessation therapy. The code became invalid as a result of a two million dollar campaign by Phillip Morris that included lobbying, Paperwork Reduction Act challenges, and the strong support for other, less comprehensive codes. 
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