Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG


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SIG Description

The Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG (cigSIG!) was formed to create community of child healthcare professionals and researchers dedicated to eliminating the dangerous consequences of tobacco use and secondhand smoke in children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal of the cigSIG is to provide a dynamic environment for members to share knowledge and expertise about improving tobacco prevention, cessation, and elimination of exposure. Specifically, the cigSIG provides the support and assistance to help members engage in advocacy and produce research. The SIG will also assist physicians and other healthcare professionals to stay up to date on research and program developments in tobacco control, prevention and treatment. We encourage medical students, residents, fellows and providers from all specialties to join the cigSIG.


SIG Mission/Goals:

The primary goal of the cigSIG is to provide a dynamic environment for members to share knowledge and expertise about improving tobacco prevention, cessation, and elimination of exposure. The Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG (cigSIG) will foster networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, advocacy training, and camaraderie among academic and community medical providers and researchers committed to ending the tobacco epidemic in children and their families. These goals will be attained through cigSIG meetings at PAS and the development of an online community.


Tobacco Control Funding Opportunities

  • AAP Julius B. Richmond Visiting Lectureship Program
  • AAP Julius B. Richmond AAP/FAMRI Scholarship Program
  • New Investigator Grants
  • Julius B. Richmond CATCH Grants
  • See also Resources for States and AAP Chapters. Also check with your local or state health department regarding funding for research, clinical and advocacy programs in your area.



Annual Report


Co-chairs:
Jyothi Marbin MD FAAP, University of California San Francisco
Susan Walley MD CTTS FAAP, University of Alabama at Birmingham

SIG purpose/mission: The primary goal of the Tobacco Issues SIG is to provide a dynamic environment for members to share knowledge and expertise about improving tobacco prevention, cessation, and elimination of exposure.

Current SIG goals:
Tobacco Issues SIG goals include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, advocacy training, and camaraderie among academic and community medical providers. In addition, the SIG's goals include keeping its membership informed on the latest research related to pediatric tobacco issues

Annual summary:
The Tobacco Issues SIG delivered a dynamic session around the theme "Hot Topics in Tobacco" at the PAS Conference in Baltimore on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. The SIG meeting had 35 members in attendance, and featured Dr. Susanne Tanksi from Dartmouth talking about e-cigarettes; Dr. Ray Niaura from Truth Initiative talking about the media and advertising around e-cigarettes, and Dr. Judy Groner from Nationwide Children's Hospital delivering policy updates - which included Tobacco 21 and FDA deeming regulation around e-cigarettes. The session featured lively discussion and question and answers, and members also provided feedback on sessions for the 2017 Tobacco SIG meeting at the PAS Meeting to be held in San Francisco.

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January 2016 Newsletter Article

Greetings from the Tobacco Issues Special Interest Group co-chairs! We are very excited and honored to be stepping into this role. We would first like to thank Kevin Nelson and Deepa Camenga for their years of leadership as SIG co-chairs.

We are looking forward to seeing you at PAS in Baltimore April 30th through May 3rd. The Tobacco Issues SIG Session will be Monday, May 2nd from 8:30-11:30 AM with a theme of "Hot Topics in Tobacco." Top on our agenda of "Hot Topics" is the rise of emerging tobacco products such as ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems). The popularity of ENDS threatens the decrease in tobacco use and exposure among children and adolescents that have been made over the decades. We are planning for an interactive session with opportunities to touch and feel different ENDS and to network with colleagues from around the nation. A summary of our agenda for the SIG session includes:

Electronic Cigarettes: What Do We Know? Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH
The Inside Story of Electronic Cigarette Marketing Ray Niaura, PhD
Tobacco Hot Topics Potpourri Karen Wilson, MD, MPH

(includes Tobacco 21, liquid nicotine health risks and child-resistant packaging legislation, FDA Deeming Regulations on Tobacco Products)

For those of you who can't get enough about tobacco issues, we are also chairing a session May 3rd 9:45-11:45 AM on "Tobacco in the 21st Century: Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping." Feel free to send us your thoughts or ideas for future PAS SIG sessions and how we can best meet the needs of our SIG! Also, check out our webpage on the APA website at: Pediatric Tobacco Issues

Hope to see you in Baltimore!

Susan Walley, MD, CTTS, FAAP
University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children's of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205-638-9921
swalley@peds.uba.edu

Jyothi Marbin, MD, FAAP
University of California San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
(415)206-3085
Jyothi.Marbin@ucsf.edu

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Jyothi Marbin, MD
1229 Pearl st
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (415) 572-6449
jyothi.marbin@gmail.com

Susan Walley, MD
1600 7th Avenue South Suite 108
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 638-9922
swalley@peds.uab.edu


 

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