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​​​​​​​​​​​​Youth (Children and Adolescents)  Summary Statements

CAN-ADAPTT’s development process reflects a dynamic opportunity to ensure that its guideline is practice informed and addresses issues of applicability in the Canadian context. It has built from the evidence and recommendations contained in existing guidelines. It did not review the primary literature to inform the development of its Summary Statements unless emerging evidence was identified by the Guideline Development Group. The CAN-ADAPTT Guideline Development Group has provided the below Summary Statements for Youth (Children and Adolescents).

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Summary Statement #1 – 

Health care providers, who work with youth (children and adolescents) should obtain information about tobacco use (cigarettes, cigarillos, waterpipe, etc.) on a regular basis. GRADE*: 1A

Summary Statement #2 – 

 Health care providers are encouraged to provide counselling that supports abstinence from tobacco and/or cessation to youth (children and adolescents) that use tobacco. GRADE*: 2C

Summary Statement #1 – 

Health care providers in pediatric health care settings should counsel parents/guardians about the potential harmful effects of second-hand smoke on the health of their children. GRADE*: 2C1

* GRADE: Click here for Grade of Recommendation and Level of Evidence Summary Table. 
1. Priest N, Roseby R, Waters E, Polnay A, Campbell R, Spencer N, Webster P, Ferguson-Thorne G. Family and carer smoking control programmes for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD001746. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001746.pub2

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