Section on Tobacco Control

From the Chair

Thank you for your interest in the AAP Provisional Section on Tobacco Control.

The Provisional Section has developed a strategic plan, written articles for AAP News, served as faculty for AAP tobacco prevention and control webinars, started revising the AAP policy statement on tobacco, met with leaders from the CDC Office on Smoking and Health and FDA Center for Tobacco Products, and seen membership grow to exciting totals! The Section has been busy during its Provisional years!

The success of the Section will be dependent on the efforts made by our members; so please contact us at to let us know how you would like to contribute. If you aren't sure how you can help, we can work with you to find a solution. We look forward to working side by side with you on tobacco prevention and control. From promoting membership to writing articles to sharing personal stories, your support is necessary in helping us achieve our goals and show the importance of tobacco prevention & control in pediatric practice.

If you or someone you know would like to join the Provisional Section on Tobacco Control, view our membership information for current AAP members and for Affiliate Members.

Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD, FAAP - Co-Chair

Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP - Co-Chair