Table 12-2Recommendations From the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, 2000—Selected Population-Based Interventions To Reduce Tobacco Use and Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke

InterventionNumber of Qualifying StudiesTask Force Recommendation
Strategies to reduce exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke
Smoking bans and restrictions10Recommended (strong evidence on effectiveness)
Community-wide education to reduce exposure in the home1Insufficient evidence
Strategies to reduce the initiation of tobacco use
Increasing the unit price of tobacco products8Recommended (strong evidence on effectiveness)
Mass media education campaigns when combined with additional interventions12Recommended (strong evidence on effectiveness)
Strategies to increase tobacco-use cessation
Increasing the unit price of tobacco products17Recommended (strong evidence on effectiveness)
Mass media education campaigns when combined with additional interventions15Recommended (strong evidence on effectiveness)
Mass media education-smoking cessation series9Insufficient evidence
Mass media education-smoking cessation contests1Insufficient evidence
Telephone cessation support when combined with additional interventions32Recommended (strong evidence on effectiveness)
Health care provider reminder systems when combined with provider education with or without patient education31Recommended (strong evidence on effectiveness)
Health care provider reminder systems when implemented alone7Recommended (sufficient evidence on effectiveness)
Reducing patient out-of-pocket costs for effective cessation therapies4Recommended (sufficient evidence on effectiveness)
Health care provider education when implemented alone16Insufficient evidence
Health care provider feedback3Insufficient evidence

Source: CDC 2000.

From: 12, Population-based Approaches to Promote Bone Health

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