Clinical Efforts Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE)

The Cumberland Pediatric Foundation and The Metro Public Health
Department Partner to Eliminate Secondhand Smoke Exposure

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Pediatricians in Davidson County are eligible to participate in a program based on Clinical Efforts Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE).

Providers are encouraged to screen all children under the age of 5 for exposure to secondhand smoke. If the parent is a smoker, they are given a handout designed to mimic a prescription identifying the 5 key steps for tobacco cessation.

The healthcare provider can make referrals to the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine on behalf of the parents who want to quit. Incentives are available for practices that successfully complete the program. The program started in 2016 and will continue through 2020. Forty-two providers successfully completed the program in December 2016 by serving 17,646 children under the age of five.

An extension was awarded to CPF to enroll additional practices in 2017.
To enroll, please contact Janet Cates at or call 615.875.2260