WIN! CDC gets in on pride fabulosity

    The Network for LGBT Health Equity Makin’ sure you see the COOL stuff         Exciting news! You know the CDC’s Tips from Former Smoker’s campaign? Well, in honor of pride month (whooooo!), the CDC has come out with a very cool graphic specifically targeted to the LGBT community: When theContinue reading “WIN! CDC gets in on pride fabulosity”

Brazil Leading The World in Tobacco Control By Banning The Sale Of Flavored Cigarettes Including Menthol

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager Brazil Leading the World in Tobacco Control        The Brazilian Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (National Health Surveillance Agency, Anvisa) announced its decision on Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes across the country. The agency is banning all additives in cigarettes that create flavors like menthol, honey,Continue reading “Brazil Leading The World in Tobacco Control By Banning The Sale Of Flavored Cigarettes Including Menthol”

Update! CDC To Launch National Tobacco Education Campaign this Thursday!

    By Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate CDC To Launch National Tobacco Education Campaign this Thursday This Thursday,The CDC Office of Tobacco and Health will be launching their new educational campaign, called “Tips From Former Smokers”. The campaign will underscore the immediate health effects of smoking, and profile people who suffer from these health effects.Continue reading “Update! CDC To Launch National Tobacco Education Campaign this Thursday!”

Makin’ those connections: The Surgeon General Report and LGBT Youth

  By Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate Makin’ those connections: The Surgeon General Report and LGBT Youth         Happy Friday! Yesterday was the release of the 31st tobacco-related Surgeon General Report. The surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, held a call to answer questions about the whopping 920 page document. The report focuses on theContinue reading “Makin’ those connections: The Surgeon General Report and LGBT Youth”

Will tax increase on tobacco deter smokers?

  By Hector Martinez Network Blogger Cigarette Tax Increase  I attended a meeting where proponents of a tax increase on tobacco showcased the importance of tobacco control. If  California Proposition 29, the Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research Act is approved by voter, it will increase the tobacco tax by a $1.00 here in CA. The tax isContinue reading “Will tax increase on tobacco deter smokers?”

Creative Problem Solving and Arkansas

    By Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate Creative Problem-Solving and Arkansas Greetings! After Gustavo’s trip to Arkansas last week and blog post about forging national and local partnerships, I wanted to share another very cool Arkansas-related health equity resource, LGBT/HIV and Tobacco Survey Report prepared by Dathan Johnson, BS and the Tobacco Cessation and PreventionContinue reading “Creative Problem Solving and Arkansas”

New Food Education Tools from Minnesota’s Southeast Asian Network

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity Reporting from Minnesota   Usually as a technical assistance provider I’m zipping in and out of a situation barely getting to know people before I’m off to another place, problem, or project. But in some pleasant cases I get to really stick around and build relationships withContinue reading “New Food Education Tools from Minnesota’s Southeast Asian Network”

Snus Follow-up: What you can do to Prevent Tobacco Ads in LGBT Media!

Network staff Reporting on the Network Snus countermarketing response Last January Steering Committee member Joseph Lee of UNC posted to the Networks discussion Listserv about a recent article placed in the Winston-Salem Journal titled: Reynolds targets quitters. This article outlines the R.J. Reynolds (RJR) national marketing campaign of Camel SNUS as a potential New Year’sContinue reading “Snus Follow-up: What you can do to Prevent Tobacco Ads in LGBT Media!”

LGBT Inclusion in Federal Leading Health Indicators

By Scout Director Network for LGBT Health Equity   New Institute of Medicine Report on Healthy People 2020 Has LGBT Inclusion So HHS asked the prestigious Institute of Medicine to come up with leading health indicators for Healthy People 2020 and their report just came out today. We’re poring over all 87 or so pagesContinue reading “LGBT Inclusion in Federal Leading Health Indicators”

New Resource: Publication on Lessons Learned from Sexual Orientation Surveillance in New Mexico

by Joseph Lee Network Steering Committee Member     Is sexual orientation too controversial to ask on state surveys? No more so than race and weight according to researchers at the New Mexico Department of Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In the first look at statewide data over timeContinue reading “New Resource: Publication on Lessons Learned from Sexual Orientation Surveillance in New Mexico”