Asking the Right Questions- Clinicians & Tobacco Cessation in the Clinical Encounter

Now accepting Applications: Tobacco Cessation Clinical Practice Training!
The AAP Richmond Center is seeking pediatricians and pediatrics subspecialists to submit applications for an in-person clinical training. The training will educate clinicians on how they can effectively screen and counsel their patients and families about tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke exposure and implement health systems changes to address tobacco control in practice. Trainings will also cover hot topics in tobacco control including e-cigarettes, counseling teen patients, and current policy issues. Clinicians will be invited to attend the training with a member of their clinical staff, where they will both be taught how to implement these strategies in practice. The training will be held at the AAP Headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL, and will last 2 days (on March 31st and April 1st, 2017). Expenses covering during the training are coach airfare, transportation between airport and hotel, hotel accommodations (2 nights maximum), and meals. To be considered, applications must be received by 4:00pm CST on February 17th, 2017. Click here to download the application. Please email questions to

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Past Trainings
The AAP Richmond Center hosted two clinical practice trainings in 2014 titled 'Asking the Right Questions- Clinicians and Tobacco Cessation in the Clinical Encounter'. These trainings were designed to help clinicians improve how they have discussions about tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure with patients and families in the pediatric practice setting. These trainings educated child health care clinicians about messages, tools, and counseling protocols to screen and counsel patients and families about cessation and secondhand smoke exposure during pediatric clinical encounters. Clinicians were taught how to effectively integrate these practices into existing practice systems. Applicants were encouraged to attend the training in pairs of a pediatrician and another member of the practice team.
See photos from the 2014 trainings!

You can also review a recap of the 2014 trainings in words and photos through Storify.