Tobacco Advertising and Labeling

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) opposes all forms of advertisement of tobacco products, including any form of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), and direct or indirect marketing of tobacco products to children. The AAFP will endeavor to place advertising material and develop relationships with publications that do not accept tobacco advertising. If unavoidable, the adjoining pages will not promote tobacco or alcohol. The AAFP urges removal of corporate tax deductions for the advertising of tobacco products. The AAFP supports state and community efforts to reduce or eliminate point-of-sale advertising.

The AAFP strongly supports prominently displayed labeling warning potential users of health hazards of all tobacco products, including any form of ENDS. The AAFP supports “plain pack” tobacco product packaging, removing logos and colors associated with individual brands, and implementing depictions of tobacco-related disease on packaging. (2014 COD) (July 9, 2019 BC)