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Tobacco Counseling for Young Girls


Smoking among early adolescent females (8-11 years of age) is a serious health issue. Current trends reinforce the urgency for pediatric and family physicians to address the issue of smoking among youth and their families during the primary care visit. As a child health professional, you are in the position to influence positive behavior and optimal health by preventing young girls from starting to smoke, and if they already smoke, to help them quit. Here are some tools to help you do this.


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Professional Education: 3 interactive, online modules will help you learn concepts of health, communication, and partnership building as they relate to smoking prevention and counseling for young girls.

Each module is designed to be self-directed and provide interactive and reflective learning opportunities. The modules are:

Ecard from No Smoking Room: A website for young girls

Patient Information: No Smoking

Complement your counseling practice by referring your patients to the No Smoking Room website. is designed specifically by girls, for girls, to give them the necessary information for effective smoking prevention and cessation. Through fun, interactive activities, your patients can send e-cards, build their own no-smoking room, and learn strategies to avoid smoking and/or help them quit.

You can make a statement about your position on smoking by ordering a door hanger for your office or to give to your patients.