The Section is charged with authoring clinical reports, policy statements, and technical reports to provide guidance to pediatricians and other health care providers on the prevention, intervention, and treatment of adolescent nicotine and tobacco use, and the harmful effects of secondhand and thirdhand tobacco and marijuana smoke/aerosol.
The AAP Section on Nicotine and Tobacco Prevention and Treatment has authored several clinical reports, policy statements, and technical reports on nicotine and tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. The statements cover hot topics in tobacco control and detail ways to protect children from tobacco use, nicotine dependence, e-cigarette use and tobacco smoke through public policy and clinical practice change avenues.
- Please visit the Tobacco Control and Prevention AAP Web site for educational content and resources.
The Section on Nicotine and Tobacco Prevention and Treatment is housed within the AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, which supports AAP research, education and policy related to tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Please visit the Richmond Center website for educational content, resources and funding opportunities related to tobacco use and exposure.
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