Talk With Your Doctor

The American Academy of Pediatrics, along with the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the “Talk With Your Doctor” initiative. This initiative is part of CDC's national media campaign titled Tips From Former Smokers.

The “Talk With Your Doctor” initiative will encourage physicians and other health care providers to use the campaign as a way to discuss cessation in the practice setting. Tips campaign TV ads running during this week will feature a tagline that reads "You Can Quit. Talk With Your Doctor for Help." The first round of this initiative was launched in 2013, and a second round is taking place in 2014 to accompany the new round of the Tips campaign. View photos from the launch of the 2013 initiative.

Webinar: As Seen on TV: Integrating Tobacco Education Campaigns into Your Clinical Practice
Want to know more about the Tips From Former Smokers campaign? The AAP is hosting a webinar on August 7th that discusses this campaign, as well as the FDA The Real Cost campaign. Physicians from the AAP and the American Academy of Family Physicians will be discussing how to utilize these campaigns to have effective discussions about tobacco use and secondhand smoke with patients and families in a clinical setting. Register for this webinar!

On this page are resources specific to pediatric practice settings; for more general resources, including videos, fact sheets,and a physician pocket card, please visit the CDC Tips From Former Smokers Health Care Providers Web site.

The AAP hosted a Twitter chat in May 2013 about the "Talk With Your Doctor" campaign. This chat featured Lucy England, MD, MSPH; Jonathan Winickoff, MD, FAAP; and Bill- a participant from the Tips campaign. The chat covered how physicians, patients, and families can work together to have conversations about cessation. Miss the chat? Get the highlights!


Resources for the Office Setting

Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE)
The CEASE program was developed by child health care clinicians to help other child health care clinicians adjust their office setting to address parental tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.

CDC Posters for Clinics and Offices
Brandon- English; Spanish
Jessica- English; Spanish


Watch a video of AAP Expert Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP, giving advice to clinicians on how to begin conversations with patients and families about quitting

Payment and Coding Information- including a coding fact sheet with case studies to help illustrate how to use these codes in practice

Cessation Resources

For adults- information on how to quit, how to help someone else quit, and keeping homes and cars smoke free

For kids and teens- teen- and youth-specific materials including handouts and other resources on tobacco prevention and cessation