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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(11), 1109; doi:10.3390/ijerph13111109

The Effect of a Pilot Pediatric In-Patient Department-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention on Parental Smoking and Children’s Secondhand Smoke (SHS) Exposure in Guangxi, China

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School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, Guangxi, China
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MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Department of Pediatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, Guangxi, China
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Foreign Language School, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, Guangxi, China
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Pharmaceutical School, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, Guangxi, China
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Global Health Program, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan 215316, Jiangsu, China
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Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
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Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
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Academic Editors: Laura L. Jones and Amanda Farley
Received: 10 August 2016 / Revised: 20 October 2016 / Accepted: 2 November 2016 / Published: 8 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exposure and Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke)
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Abstract

Children’s exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) at home has numerous adverse health effects. This study evaluated the effects of a pediatric in-patient department-based pilot smoking cessation intervention for household members to reduce children’s SHS exposure and encourage smoking cessation. A pre-post test design study was designed to assess the effectiveness of a telephone counseling intervention on household members of hospitalized children in pediatric departments. Data were collected with a standardized Chinese language questionnaire. At the three-month follow-up survey, the proportions of household members who reported adopting complete smoking restriction at home (55%), did not smoke at home at all (37%), did not allow others to smoke in the car (70%), or did not allow others to smoke around the child (57%) were significantly higher than the self-reported responses at the baseline survey. The proportions of household members who reported smoking at home (49%) and in the car (22%) were significantly lower than the baseline survey. Overall, 7% of the participants had reported quitting smoking after three months. Pediatric in-patient department-based telephone counseling for smoking cessation was found to be acceptable to Chinese parents. The intervention encouraged few parents to quit smoking, but encouraged more parents to take measures to reduce children’s SHS exposure. View Full-Text
Keywords: secondhand smoke; exposure; smoking cessation intervention secondhand smoke; exposure; smoking cessation intervention
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Huang, K.; Yang, L.; Winickoff, J.P.; Liao, J.; Nong, G.; Zhang, Z.; Liang, X.; Liang, G.; Abdullah, A.S. The Effect of a Pilot Pediatric In-Patient Department-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention on Parental Smoking and Children’s Secondhand Smoke (SHS) Exposure in Guangxi, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1109.

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