CEASE TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM
INAAP, in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital, is proud to be the home of the CEASE program in Indiana.
CEASE, or the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure, is a program that trains pediatricians and office staff to systematically provide cessation counseling and interventions to parents and other adults who smoke. The program includes tools to both change the pediatric health care office infrastructure and to facilitate pediatric health care providers' delivery of counseling, medications, and referral for tobacco cessation. The effectiveness of the program has been proven over the past decade, and has been shown to drastically increase rates of delivering tobacco control assistance to parents. You can read more about the program and the studies of it's effects here and here.
We are currently recruiting practices that are interested in implementing CEASE. If you would like to learn more, please contact the CEASE Program Coordinator, Lisa Wegner.