Revised October 2016 with current title
Revised January 2010 titled "Tobacco Products - Public Policy Measures"
Reaffirmed February 2003, October 1998
Originated as Council Resolution CR037 titled "Smoking - Public Policy Measures"
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) supports:
- Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco products and nicotine delivery systems;
- regulation of tobacco and nicotine product advertising;
- continued enhancement of graphic warnings and package inserts on all such products originating from or sold in the United States;
- public education on the health risks of tobacco use, second-hand smoke exposure and nicotine use;
- the prohibition of smoking and vapor producing nicotine delivery systems in public places;
- increased taxes on tobacco and nicotine related products, with the revenue generated used to fund prevention/cessation research and provide evidence-based interventions;
- the aggressive referral of tobacco and nicotine users to evidence-based cessation methods and services; and
- the cessation of all nicotine use as the ultimate goal of tobacco cessation programs.