Section on Tobacco Control

How to Join the Section

The Provisional Section on Tobacco Control currently welcomes all American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) members and non-AAP members (Affiliate Members) who would like to join us in accomplishing the mission and goals of our section. The Provisional Section on Tobacco Control Executive Committee is committed to making the Section a multidisciplinary collaboration. In July 2013, membership in the Section was opened to non-AAP members (Affiliate Members). We will draw from the strengths of the AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, building initiative and energy to address the challenge that tobacco poses to children’s health. The Executive Committee is excited to work alongside others that share their same passion.

Join the Provisional Section on Tobacco Control as a current AAP member or non-AAP member (Affiliate Member):

AAP Members - Join Now!

The Executive Committee is now accepting current AAP Members to join the provisional Section. Please note an application and Tobacco Disclosure Statement are required.


There are no dues for this new AAP section for current AAP Members.


Affiliate Members - Join Now!

We have expanded our professional base to include the following categories:

  • Allied health care professionals (examples: nurses, advanced practice providers, psychologists, social workers)

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

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

  • Public health and education professionals (examples: MPH, state and local health department tobacco control staff, child care professionals, educators)

  • 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.

With the application for membership, a candidate for the Affiliate Member category of membership must submit: 1) current curriculum vitae; 2) Tobacco Disclosure Statement; 3) sponsor letter from a current Section on Tobacco Control Fellow or Specialty Fellow detailing the nominee’s involvement in tobacco control; and 4) Copy of license, certification or diploma (where applicable).


Annual dues for Affiliate Members is $20.


Contact Us

If you have questions about the Section’s membership process or would like additional information, please contact