Executive Summary: Strengthening Psychology’s Role in Reducing Tobacco Health Disparities

Executive Summary

The American Psychological Association (APA) convened a meeting Dec. 10 - 11, 2012, to identify and discuss recommendations the APA might undertake in development of a plan to strengthen, expand and enhance APA's efforts to prevent and treat tobacco use in health disparity populations. Twenty-four sessions were held that addressed the prevalence and determinants of tobacco use in health priority populations, emerging concerns and research needs, and prevention and treatment interventions, programs and resources. Approximately 80 invited speakers, students, federal and APA staff, and other guests participated in the meeting, generating 130 recommendations.