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Health Effects of Tobacco Secondhand Smoke: Focus on

Childrens' Health

A Review of the Evidence and Self-Assessment

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Needs Statement

Smoking continues to be a major global health problem by exposing many individuals to second hand, and also third hand smoke from tobacco by-products. Tobacco consumption threatens population health in many developing countries. Infant and children, are the most vulnerable population, especially in residential or other living environments [such as cars, day care centers and schools]


Target Audience

All physicians, pharmacists and nurses


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this knowledge activity, participants should be able to:

1. Understand the robustness of the evidence supporting the health effects of tobacco second hand smoke (TSHS) in adults and children, and

2. Explore intervention measures and legislations to minimize TSHS exposures of infants and children.


Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Statement

MedEDirect is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity has been planned and implemented by MedEDirect and the Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP), School of Policy, Government and International Affairs [SPGIA], George Mason University.

Credit Designation
MedEDirect designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 1.5 ANCC credits or 1.5 CPE credits (UAN # 0498-0000-15-010-H04-P).

Participants should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must participate in the session and complete an activity evaluation before December 15, 2016. Pharmacists are required to pass the post-test with a minimum score of 70%.

MedEDirect supports recommendations that will promote life long learning through continuing education. The following desirable physician attribute is addressed through this activity:

  • Provide patient-centered care

Fee Information

There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.

Computer Requirements:

Required Computer Hardware/Software:

Please ensure the computer you plan to use meets the following requirements:

Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader

Activity Planners

Arnauld Nicogossian, MD, FACPM, FACP
Distinguished Research Professor
Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices
Arlington, VA

Tinapa Himathongkam, MPP
Graduate Research Assistant
Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices
Arlington, VA

Otmar Kloiber, MD
Secretary General
World Medical Association

Thomas Zimmerman, PhD
Executive Director, MedEDirect
Las Vegas Nevada

Yinyue Hu, MA
Graduate Research Assistant
Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices
Arlington, VA

Reviewers and Advisors

Lee Fritschler, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Arlington, VA

Salim Habayeb, MD
Director, Health and Medical Policy Program
Arlington, VA


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

All individuals participating in the development and implementation of activities sponsored by MedEDirect have disclosed no real or perceived conflicts of interest related to this activity.

CSIMPP did not receive support from any funding sources for this activity. The authors and reviewers have no competing interests.


Obtaining Credit


Activity Expires: 11/1/2016


To claim CME/CE credit, participants must complete the Program Evaluation and CME/CE Form in its entirety.*

1. Log in to your MedEDirect account or sign up for a free account by completing the registration form on the activity page (or use the log-in feature at the top of the page if already registered). Click “Continue”

2. Click on the Test and Evaluation, complete in its entirety and click “Next”

3. Physicians: Click “Download Certificate(s)”

Pharmacists: Credit statements are submitted directly to CPE Monitor.**

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