Thirdhand Smoke: Clinical and Policy Approaches

90 Minutes

Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy

Dr. Winickoff is a member of the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, a practicing pediatrician at MGH and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He hastraining and experience in health services research, medical ethics, neurobiology, statistics, and behavioral theory. Dr. Winickoff has received numerous awards including the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service for “protecting the health of the United States public,” and the 2011 Academic Pediatric Association Health Policy Award in recognition of cumulative public policy and advocacy efforts that have improved the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. He served for 7 years as the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius Richmond Center of Excellence Tobacco Consortium, a national group of researchers who take a family-centered approach to tobacco control issues that affect children. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers, 40 addressing tobacco control in child healthcare settings. Two of these studies were the first to evaluate the delivery of smoking cessation pharmacotherapies to parents in the pediatric setting. He has drafted key tobacco control policy for the AMA, AAP, and the APA and served as a scientific advisor for the CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW grants), the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program, Indiana Tobacco Control Program, Head Start, WIC, the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Surgeon General through the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health. The national program his team developed out of their research known as CEASE, the Clinical and Community Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure, is available for free at . A $4 million dollar award from NIH-NCI/NIDA/AHRQ (R01-CA127127-01) is funding a national dissemination trial of CEASE through the PROS network of the AAP. Recently, his team completed an online CME tobacco control module for Pedialink, an online learning platform of the AAP. With NIH ARRA funding, he collaborated with several AAP committees and the elearning division to build a tobacco control maintenance of certification module Eliminating Tobacco Use and Exposure, which launched March 1, 2011. He and his team is researching the issue of smoking in multi-unit housing. With colleagues at the AAP Richmond Center, Harvard School of Public Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital, he pursues public education, legal ethical and social justice analyses, and biochemical analysis of those living in multi-unit housing, and national attitudes of indoor smokefree policies among multi-unit housing residents.

Webinar Objectives
  • Provide a brief overview of secondhand and thirdhand smoke
  • Learn ways to promote a smoke-free home and work environment
  • Discuss strategies providers can use to address exposure to both secondhand and thirdhand smoke among patients
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