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Upcoming event: Legacy and HRC panel discussion examining the factors influencing tobacco use in LGBT communities

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Kabi Pokhrel
Director of Dissemination, LEGACY
Washington, DC



Hello Network!

I wanted to extend an invitation to you, on behalf of LEGACY and the Human Right’s Campaign, to the upcoming panel and reception to celebrate the release of a new report, Tobacco Control in LGBT Communities (for more information, see below!).

Legacy and the Human Right Campaign are hosting a panel discussion examining the socio-cultural factors influencing tobacco use in LGBT communities in the U.S., which result in high prevalence rates, disease and loss of life.  Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. use tobacco at much higher rates. Why do LGBT Americans smoke so much, and what initiatives have succeeded in reducing LGBT tobacco use? Legacy and HRC will host a panel discussion exploring these questions and more as Legacy releases a new report, Tobacco Control in LGBT Communities.  To find out more about the panel discussion, click here!

Event Date: December 11, 2012

Event Time:  3:30 to 6:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Human Rights Campaign

                      1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.

                      Washington, DC 20036

Reception to follow!


To view the webcast of the panel discussion, click here.  Or to register to attend IN PERSON, click here.

fthfthutyuLegacy is releasing a new report entitled Tobacco Control in LGBT Communities at this panel discussion on December 11th, 2012.  This report calls attention to the issues of the high prevalence of tobacco use and nicotine dependence and tobacco-related disparities facing the LGBT communities. It examines sociocultural facets of tobacco use and tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among LGBT individuals. The report also includes four case examples of promising projects implemented by Legacy’s past grantees to address tobacco-related disparities among LGBT individuals.  Once released, the report will be available online at Please contact Legacy’s dissemination program at<>, if you would like to order hard copies of this report.