Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence will offer prepared PowerPoint presentations that may be downloaded and used by clinicians, advocates, community organizations, and educators — anyone interested in speaking on tobacco and secondhand smoke.

Each presentation includes a slide set, speaker notes, and references. The slides can be personalized to reflect the person presenting the slides and the audience. These slide sets may be used freely; however, the AAP Richmond Center should be credited with preparation of slide sets. Using the slides with the Center's logo is sufficient for noting the slides' origin. Individual slides from the presentations may also be extracted for use in other presentations without permission from the AAP. If alterations are made to the slides in the presentations, please remove the Center's logo from the slide, and the speaker should indicate to the audience that their slides were modified from presentations available from the AAP Richmond Center.


New Resource! Slides about the 2014 Surgeon General Report
These slides are available to use in explaining the findings of the 2014 Surgeon General report titled 'The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General'. Please note that these slides were provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion, and are read-only.

For more information about this report, including a fact sheet, consumer guide, and link to the full report, visit our Surgeon General Reports page.

MI Workshop- 116 slides
Covered in this workshop presentation are the goals and techniques of motivational interviewing, with short practice exercises on slides 48 and 51, and strategies to help families become tobacco-free, including pharmacotherapy options. An opportunity to practice the rest of the skills learned in this workshop is provided on slide 111.
  • A handout listing guidelines for each of the key components of motivational interviewing is provided, and this handout correlates with the exercises during the presentation.
  • Slide 84 offers the chance to enter state-specific quitline information (web address, phone number, services offered, languages spoken).

    Addressing Family Tobacco Use- 73 slides
    This presentation covers ways clinicians can intervene in family tobacco use through counseling, pharmacotherapy, and reimbursement. There is an opportunity for role play exercises on slide 49.
  • A handout containing the role play exercises using the Ask, Advise, Refer counseling strategy accompanies this presentation.

    Maternal and Child Health- 48 slides
    Covered in this presentation are the risks to the fetus, newborn, and mother from maternal smoking during pregnancy, as well as the pharmacotherapy options for this population. Cessation counseling techniques are also covered, which both compliments pharmacotherapy and is instrumental in events that pharmacotherapy is not an option.

    Tobacco Use in Special Populations- 38 slides
    This presentation details prevalence of tobacco use in several populations: teenagers, persons with mental illness, LGBTQ populations, and minority groups. Possible reasons for these disparities, and potential solutions are also covered.

    Tobacco Harm Reduction- 45 slides
    In this presentation, the 2 As and an R strategy is employed with particular emphasis on the first two steps, and discussed with regard to a tobacco user who is not ready to quit. The impact of pediatric clinicians is also discussed, as well as ways to tailor NRT for tobacco use reduction, and recommendations for gradual tobacco use cessation.

    Teen Tobacco Use- 53 slides
    With a specific focus on teens, this presentation covers the social influences of teen tobacco use, strategies to increase teachable moments with teenagers, and the 2 As and an R strategy. Also discussed is pharmacotherapy in adolescents.

    Promoting Smoke-free Families- 40 slides
    This presentation covers the effects of secondhand smoke exposure, the role a clinician or other care provider has when delivering a cessation message to the family, and strategies on counseling families to maintain smoke-free homes and cars.
  • Slide 4 offers the chance to enter state or local smoking statistics to frame the problem for the audience.
  • Slide 36 offers the chance to enter state-specific quitline information (web address, phone number, services offered, languages spoken).

    Secondhand Smoke and Cardiovascular Health- 23 slides
    This presentation discusses the damage done by secondhand smoke exposure from a cardiovascular point of view, including the biological linkages between the two. The presentation also discusses how the precursors of cardiovascular diseases can be assessed during childhood and adolescence.

    CEASE- 50 slides
    This presentation uses the CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) program to assist family members interested in quitting through a three-step process. Also covered in this presentation are ways to implement the CEASE program into a clinical practice. Three role play exercises are utilized beginning on slide 39.
  • Accompanying this presentation are video files that show the role play scenarios participants will be engaging in. These videos will help participants gain an understanding of ways to improve their own clinical encounters, and should be viewed after participants engage in the role plays themselves. Links to these files on the internet are available in the slides as well, in the event that the video files do not upload correctly. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3
  • Slide 33 offers the chance to enter state-specific quitline information (web address, phone number, services offered, languages spoken).

    Systems Change Using the PDSA Cycle - 22 slides
    This presentation emphasizes the importance of creating a system to address parental tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure of children in a clinical office setting. The presentation also introduces the Plan, Do, Study, Act cycle as a way to implement changes into practice culture.

    Help Families Quit Smoking with CEASE- 50 slides
    Topics covered in this presentation include thirdhand smoke and how it impacts the health of a family, how to incorporate the message of thirdhand smoke into the message you deliver to the family, and how to implement the basic 3-step CEASE strategy in practice to eliminate tobacco use in the families you serve.
  • Accompanying this presentation is a video file that shows footage of thirdhand smoke being discussed on the Today Show.
  • Slide 36 offers the chance to enter state-specific quitline information (web address, phone number, services offered, languages spoken).

    Help Families Quit Smoking - 37 slides
    Topics covered in this presentation include thirdhand smoke and how it impacts the health of a family, how to incorporate the message of thirdhand smoke into the message you deliver to the family, and how to implement the 2 As and an R strategy into clinical encounters when counseling for tobacco use.
  • Accompanying this presentation is a video file that shows footage of thirdhand smoke being discussed on the Today Show.
  • Slide 34 offers the chance to enter state-specific quitline information (web address, phone number, services offered, languages spoken).

    Promoting Cessation- 52 slides
    This presentation covers the dangers caused by secondhand smoke exposure, ways to reduce exposure, methods of encouraging tobacco use cessation with families, and the challenges and opportunities for tobacco use intervention in the inpatient setting.

    Pediatricians as Smoking Cessation Counselors- 42 slides
    Specifically aimed at pediatric clinicians, this presentation reviews the evidence of harm to children caused by exposure to parental smoking, and the basic skills that can be employed to effectively discuss this with the family. Brief motivational interviewing techniques are covered, and three scenarios are presented, beginning on slide 39, to help participants put those skills to use. Note that while the presentation is currently oriented to pediatricians, it can be modified to any other pediatric care audience- nurses, medical assistants, etc.