Tobacco Control Membership Criteria

​Section on Tobacco Control​​

​Section Membership is open to the following Member types:

Associate Members, Candidate Members, Corresponding Fellows, Fellows, Fellowship Trainees, Honorary Fellows, International Members, Medical Students, National Affiliates, Residents, Senior Members and Specialty Fellows​

Dues/year: All National accepted member types - $0*; Section Affiliates - $20
*In addition to national dues

Special Requirements: Must be actively involved or interested in eliminating tobacco use and secondhand exposure to tobacco products or interested in improving delivery of smoking cessation and exposure reduction interventions to families.  Must be interested in contributing to the work of the Section.  Must not be affiliated with tobacco companies or receiving funding from them.

Applicants must submit:

Section Affiliate membership

  1. Allied health care professionals (nurses, advanced practice providers, psychologists, social workers) not eligible for National AAP membership.

  2. International Pediatricians or licensed physicians not otherwise eligible for AAP membership (e.g. internists or family medicine specialists).

  3. Researchers/educators/policy experts with a doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, JD).

  4. Public health and education professionals (MPH, state and local health department tobacco control staff, child care professionals, educators).

  5. Exceptional individuals who are not otherwise eligible for AAP membership, and who are not represented in the above categories who have made outstanding contributions to the field of tobacco control also may be nominated for Affiliate Membership by a voting member.  The nominating member shall submit substantial evidence of nominee's contributions to the field of tobacco control, which will be reviewed and subject to vote by the Executive Committee.

Affiliate members must submit:

  • Copy of current curriculum vitae

  • Copy of license, certificate or diploma where applicable

  • A signed tobacco disclosure statement

  • A letter of recommendation from an AAP Fellow or Specialty Fellow who is a member of the section, detailing the nominee's involvement in tobacco control.

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