Founded in July
2012, the Section on Tobacco Control is a group of pediatricians and
tobacco control professionals who are actively addressing tobacco
control issues within their practices and communities working to protect
infants, children, adolescents, and their families from tobacco and
secondhand smoke. The section is housed within the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, which has been supporting tobacco research, education, and policy since 2006.
As an advocate for the nation's children, we believe that it is
essential that the Academy have the strongest possible voice in:
- eliminating children's exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke
- preventing children and youth from initiating smoking and other tobacco use
- promoting smoke-free and tobacco-free policies
- helping parents, families, and caregivers to quit smoking
Who Can Join the Section?
The Section on
Tobacco Control welcomes all AAP members and non-AAP members (Affiliate
Members) who would like to join us in accomplishing the mission and goals of our section. The Section on Tobacco Control Executive Committee is committed to making the Section a multidisciplinary collaboration. The Section was approved to accept affiliate members
in July 2013. This has expanded our professional base to include
members who are not eligible for national AAP membership. Click to view
our membership information for current AAP members and for Affiliate Members.
What We Offer
members play a vital role assisting in educational programming, policy
statement development, practice intervention development, and many other
projects, including representing the AAP to other organizations.
Section leadership has implemented a strategic plan with measurable
outcomes based on member feedback, including AAP National Conference and
Exhibition programming, educational opportunities, presentation slides,
newsletters, and handouts.
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions please contact the Section on Tobacco Control by filling out the form below.