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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2002 Sep-Oct;31(5):592-8.

Clinical interventions and smoking ban methods to reduce infants' and children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

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College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA.


Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure is a serious health threat to infants and children. Clinical efforts, primarily educational, have been associated with modest improvements in ETS reduction. Smoking bans may provide a much larger impact but have yet to be systematically evaluated. Home smoking bans are also surrounded by social, economic, legal, and political challenges. Nurses, as health care providers, play a critical role in this comprehensive health promotion effort.

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