Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG
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.
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.
Updates from PAS 2013
The 2013 Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG included an exciting discussion on several cutting edge topics in pediatric tobacco control. Suzanne Tanski , MD, MPH discussed emerging nicotine products and their implications for children and youth. Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH discussed the Tobacco21 Initiative and the role of the provider in advocating for rising the age of tobacco purchase to 21. In addition, Dr. Tanski introduced new research on a new personal detection device that provides real time measurement of secondhand smoke exposure from a small reusable detector that can interfaces with an iPad. Kevin Nelson, MD, PhD and Deepa Camenga, MD were elected co-chairs of the cigSIG for 2013-2015.
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.
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Deepa Camenga, MD
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) -73-8310
Kevin Nelson, MD, PhD
100 N. Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: (801) 662-3645