Background

CEASE California – the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure is an innovative program to reduce the burden of secondhand smoke on children by training pediatric providers to help parents quit smoking using the Ask, Assist, Connect model.CEASE gives pediatric providers the tools to help parents quit smoking and reduce the burden of second and thirdhand smoke on their children. CEASE provides a free online training, support materials, webinars, and technical support to clinics and hospitals seeking to implement the program.

CEASE California is funded by First 5 California, and with support from the California Smokers’ Helpline, the American Academy of Pediatrics. CEASE was founded by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005.

By sharing CEASE throughout the state of California, we hope to decrease the burden of secondhand smoke (SHS) and thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure and to reduce the incidence of smoking related illnesses in children in CA.