Key Quality Measures – Tobacco Use and Help with Quitting Among Adolescents
This measure is intended to promote adolescent tobacco screening and tobacco cessation interventions for those who use tobacco products. There is good evidence that tobacco screening and brief cessation intervention (including counseling and/or pharmacotherapy) is successful in helping tobacco users quit. Tobacco users who are able to stop smoking lower their risk for heart disease, lung disease, and stroke.
How are we doing?
We track the percentage of adolescents 12 years of age and older with a primary care visit during the measurement year for whom tobacco use status was documented and who received help with quitting if identified as a tobacco user.