The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence launched the Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool, a Web-based resource on policy objectives that supports prevention of youth tobacco initiation, reduction in secondhand smoke exposure and support for cessation services.

The tool is designed for health care clinicians and advocates interested in focusing advocacy efforts on secondhand smoke and tobacco control at the practice, school, community, state or national level. It is based on the five evidence-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention MAPPS strategies (M = media; A = access; P = point of purchase/promotion; P = price; S = social support and services).

Find the policy tool at E-mail questions or feedback to or call 800-433-9016, ext. 4803.

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