Dutch Youth Health Care: From smoke free houses to smoke free parents
Summary of the Dutch report
- While Youth Health Care professionals often discuss ways of preventing secondhand smoke exposure to children (by smoking outside) with parents, they less frequently discuss ways parents could quit smoking completely.
- YHC professionals appear largely unaware of any existing policies in their local YHC organisations about discussing smoking with parents.
- YHC professionals need more time for discussing smoking with parents. They also need more materials, education and knowledge about referring parents to specialized smoking cessation support.