Sassy new ad and infograph highlight LGBT smoking disparity in California

  Brian Davis, Project Director Freedom From Tobacco           New video and infographic resources were unveiled by California’s anti-tobacco partners for the LGBT community to address the disproportionate impact of tobacco within the community.  In California, the LGB community has one of the highest smoking rates of any group; lesbian, gay and bisexualContinue reading “Sassy new ad and infograph highlight LGBT smoking disparity in California”

Cigarette butts: why are we still throwing them on the ground?!?!

  Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate Attempting to air my pet peeves in a constructive way          Did you know that CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE THE NO.1 MOST LITTERED ITEM ON US ROADWAYS AND THE NO. 1 MOST FOUND ITEM ON BEACHES AND IN WATERWAYS WORLDWIDE?! Whoa. A survey released in April by Legacy showsContinue reading “Cigarette butts: why are we still throwing them on the ground?!?!”

Upcoming webinar about CDC’s unveiling of “Talk with your doctor” sub-campaign- register today!

    The Network for LGBT Health Equity  Bringing you awesome Webinars and keeping you in the know!            A new feature of the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign was unveiled this week— “Talk With Your Doctor” (TWYD). The goal of this phase of the campaign is to engage health care providers andContinue reading “Upcoming webinar about CDC’s unveiling of “Talk with your doctor” sub-campaign- register today!”

LGBT folks share their quit tips

    Network for LGBT Health Equity Celebrating Spring with some fierce quit tips!      The Network for LGBT Health Equity is one of six national Networks working to reduce tobacco-related disparities in priority populations. APPEAL, Break Free Alliance, NAATPN, NLTCN, Keep it Sacred and (yours truly) the Network for LGBT Health Equity, represent populations that have higher ratesContinue reading “LGBT folks share their quit tips”

SRNT POSTER WATCH: Are Sexual and gender minorities stressed out and smoking?

        Jane McElroy, PhD Family and Community Medicine Department Office of Medical Research University of Missouri-Columbia     The purpose of this study was to characterize stress levels in the sexual and gender minority (SGM) population using Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale. Data were collected at Missouri pride festivals and online during theContinue reading “SRNT POSTER WATCH: Are Sexual and gender minorities stressed out and smoking?”

“My Name is Sherrill and I’m a Recovering Smoker”

  Sherrill Wayland, MSW SAGE Metro St. Louis         “My Name is Sherrill and I’m a Recovering Smoker” This was my opening comment for the “Voices of Community Partners” Panel, during the Community Engagement to Address Tobacco-related Health Disparities Pre-Conference at SRNT.  If you had told me a year ago that IContinue reading ““My Name is Sherrill and I’m a Recovering Smoker””

SRNT Poster Watch: Tobacco Use Among LGBT Atlantans

    The Network for LGBT HEalth Equity Makin’ sure you don’t miss a THING…       Drum roll please! We are excited to present to you a poster from Georgia State University, Division of Respiratory Health (and check out the great the skeleton image)! Background: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people areContinue reading “SRNT Poster Watch: Tobacco Use Among LGBT Atlantans”

SRNT Poster watch: An Examination of poly-tobacco use in sexual and gender minority individuals

    Real-time reporting from SRNT brought to you by your trusty Network       As you may know, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 19th Annual International Meeting is taking place this week in Boston! We wanted to give a shout-out to some of our friends (and heroes) in LGBT Tobacco ControlContinue reading “SRNT Poster watch: An Examination of poly-tobacco use in sexual and gender minority individuals”

Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity   Hello Everyone, Long story short we are all pushing for and/or understand the importance of comprehensive inclusion of LGBT communities in all surveillance instruments through sexual orientation and gender identity measures. Currently the Health Information Technology Policy Committee is seeking comments onContinue reading “Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***”

A SHIFT happened in Minnesota

    Brian Davis, Project Director of Freedom From Tobacco Scholarship Blogger, Summit 2012 reflections A SHIFT happened in Minnesota             What a great presentation yesterday at the LGBTQ Health Equity Summit from the inspired youth of SHIFT Minnesota!  SHIFT is run by and for LGBTQ youth, so they knowContinue reading “A SHIFT happened in Minnesota”