CEASE Research Study

Now Recruiting!

CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) tests an intervention to help an entire practice systematically address parental smoking and children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. Join the study today!

Please view our recruitment video by clicking the image below

If you are selected to participate in the study, you may be asked to:
  • Complete an online tobacco Quality Improvement (QI) module from AAP
    • Module provides training in the CEASE tobacco control intervention
  • Use the QI module to track your progress over the course of the study
  • Use the intervention learned in the CEASE training with your patients and families


The CEASE study aims to:
  1. Implement and sustain adherence to tobacco control guidelines in the clinical setting
  2. Facilitate behavior change among parents and evaluate cost per quit among parents who smoke
  3. Study systems changes and the processes that affect them at the practice level

Protocol Overview

Participating practices will be assigned to one of three groups:
  • CEASE intervention
  • Control
  • Replacement

We will ask participating practices in the intervention and control groups to:
  • Host a Research Assistant to enroll 2 cohorts of 200 parents (current smokers and recent quitters)
    • All study materials are provided to the practice by the study team
    • Enrollment time is driven by patient volume

We will ask participating practitioners to:
  • Learn the training materials
  • Use the intervention learned in the training to inform counseling of parents
  • Provide feedback throughout the study

We will ask participating parents to:
  • Answer survey questions about health and smoking behaviors at the time of their visit

For more information contact Liz Katta at (847) 434-7164 or at ekatta@aap.org