American Medical Association(physicians group) Professional trade group representing American physicians.
The American Medical Association is AMA. The AMA has concluded that nicotine is addictive (Barron's 5/16/94). In 1985, the AMA called for a complete ban on the advertising and promotion of cigarettes (L. White, Merchants 1988). Randolph Smoak Jr., M.D., a physician and officer with the AMA (1994), says the AMA is calling for immediate federal action against tobacco by the FDA, to regulate tobacco (June 1994) (WSJ 6/7/94). The AMA House of Delegates first passed a resolution calling for FDA control of tobacco in 1989 (WSJ 6/7/94). The AMA started an intensified anti-tobacco effort in March of 1994 (WSJ 6/7/94). The AMA will direct the Smokeless States program, aimed at reducing tobacco use nationwide. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded $10 million to coalitions in 19 states to promote local campaigns against tobacco use (August 1994). Most states will target their efforts toward persuading adolescents not to start smoking or chewing tobacco (DJ 8/15/94). Thomas Houston is director of Smokeless States (1994) and the AMA's Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health (1994) (DJ 8/15/94).
SynonymsAmerican Medical Association
American Medical Association, AM
American Medical Associaton