Clinical interventions and smoking ban methods to reduce infants' and children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2002 Sep-Oct;31(5):592-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2002.tb00085.x.


Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure is a serious health threat to infants and children. Clinical efforts, primarily educational, have been associated with modest improvements in ETS reduction. Smoking bans may provide a much larger impact but have yet to be systematically evaluated. Home smoking bans are also surrounded by social, economic, legal, and political challenges. Nurses, as health care providers, play a critical role in this comprehensive health promotion effort.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Welfare*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Counseling / organization & administration
  • Global Health
  • Health Education / organization & administration
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Welfare*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Parents / education*
  • Parents / psychology
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / analysis
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / prevention & control*
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / statistics & numerical data
  • United States / epidemiology


  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution