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Tobacco-free homes yield more tobacco-free youth

Key clinical point: Tobacco-free homes require comprehensive strategies.

Major finding: Household rules alone can reduce youth initiated tobacco use by about one quarter.

Study details: Pseudo cross-sectional time-series analysis of 23,170 parent and youth participants.

Disclosures: The study was funded by a National Institutes of Health grant and the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. The authors have no relevant financial disclosures.


Wu T-S and Chaffee BW. Pediatrics 2020 October. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-4034.