Below, please find a selection of AAP resources designed to help pediatricians and other health professionals address youth tobacco cessation in practice.
Validated Screening Tools to Address Youth Tobacco Use and Dependency
The AAP recommends utilizing an evidence-based tool to screen for tobacco use and determine patient’s tobacco dependency. This Sheet provides information for pediatricians on validated screening tools for both tobacco use and tobacco dependency
Clinical Resource Guide for Youth Cessation
Youth Tobacco Cessation: Considerations for Clinicians
This resource provides detailed information to support pediatricians and other healthcare providers in supporting youth tobacco cessation, using the Ask-Counsel-Treat (A.C.T.) model. (This factsheet is part of the AAP Youth Tobacco Cessation: Considerations for Clinicians resource package)
Tip-Sheets for Pediatricians and Other Healthcare Providers
Supporting Youth who are Addicted to Nicotine: Advice for Pediatricians
This factsheet provides information for pediatricians about how to support adolescents who are addicted to nicotine from cigarettes, vaping, or other tobacco products. The content includes tips for screening, counseling, and helping youth with a cessation attempt. This factsheet is also available in Spanish
Youth Tobacco Cessation: How to ACT (Ask-Counsel-Treat) in 2-3 Minutes
This factsheet provides a clinical flowchart to help pediatric health clinicians follow a 3-step system to addressing youth tobacco use during clinical encounters. (This factsheet is part of the AAP Youth Tobacco Cessation: Considerations for Clinicians resource package).
Leveraging your EHR to Support Youth Tobacco Cessation
This factsheet is designed to support pediatric clinicians in customizing their EHR system to support youth tobacco cessation. (This factsheet is part of the AAP Youth Tobacco Cessation: Considerations for Clinicians resource package).
Talking to Teens about Tobacco: Clinician Fact Sheet
Created by the AAP Section on Tobacco Control, this fact sheet provides an easy reference guide to help clinicians utilize the 5As screening and counseling technique with teens.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Adolescent Patients: Information for Pediatricians
This document provides information for pediatricians about how to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to support adolescents who are addicted to nicotine from cigarettes, vaping or other tobacco products.
AAP Tobacco Coding Fact Sheet
This resource is a helpful tool for health care providers and staff to ensure appropriate coding for their work in tobacco counseling. Created by American Academy of Pediatrics coding experts, this fact sheet offers CPT codes for inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as ICD-10-CM codes for medical diagnoses, comorbid diseases and related supplemental codes. At the end of the coding section are short scenarios with applicable codes and diagnoses, one of which includes use of e-cigarettes.
Addressing Tobacco in Dental Settings
This factsheet from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Campaign for Dental Health outlines strategies for addressing tobacco in dental settings and includes information on the ways that tobacco harms oral health. The factsheet also includes a one-page resource that can be distributed to patients and families.
Printable Resources for Parents
E-Cigarette fact sheet for parents
This parent resource provides information to help parents recognize e-cigarettes, understand the health harms, and protect their children.
Printable Resources for Youth
I Quit Brochure
This brochure provides tips for youth who are quitting smoking, chewing tobacco, or dip. Adapted with permission from the Anne Arundel County, MD Department of Health
Educational Resources for Pediatricians and other Health Providers
AAP E-cigarette Curriculum
This curriculum describes clinical and community strategies to address youth e-cigarette prevention and cessation, based on current evidence and best practices.
EQIPP Module: Treating Tobacco Product Use and Exposure in Families
New Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice (EQIPP) Module as of May 2019! The goal of this course is to help pediatricians and other physicians who care for children be well-positioned for the important role of educating patients and families about the harms of tobacco use and tobacco smoke exposure and to assist them with tobacco-use prevention and treatment. Pediatricians who complete the module are eligible for CME and MOC credit.
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