Ninety percent of adult smokers began smoking during adolescence. Nearly half of the pediatric population is exposed to secondhand smoke. For these reasons, tobacco use is considered a pediatric disease. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is dedicated to addressing child health issues related to tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
That’s why next week, the AAP will publish three policy statements and a technical report on tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. The Academy will present the findings in a webinar titled, Protecting Children from Tobacco, Nicotine, and Tobacco Smoke, on Wednesday from Noon-1 p.m. EST.
This webinar will describe major recommendations in the new AAP policy statements on tobacco control. Policy issues related to these recommendations, as well as what the Academy’s actions, will also be discussed. For more information about the policy statements, visit https://bit.ly/AAPpolicy.
Serving as webinar faculty are Karen Wilson, MD, FAAP, Section on Tobacco Control Chair, and James Baumberger, MPP, Assistant Director of the AAP Department of Federal Affairs.