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Tobacco Action Plan

The top 5 priorities

  1. Create One National Campaign: One Logo/Name and Message
  2. Develop Clearinghouse on LGBT Tobacco Efforts
  3. Identify Data Sets for Analysis and Conduct New Research
  4. Enhance Connectivity with Larger Anti-Smoking Organizations
  5. Build Resources for Development Programs and Initiatives

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Resource Library

Links

  • Colorado Department of Health- LGBT website

    Do gay, lesbian, and bisexual people smoke more than heterosexuals?

    Health benefits of quitting

    Five key steps for quitting



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  • Colorado SmokeFree GLBT

    Colorado's GLBT Tobacco Education site. A statewide effort to reduce chronic disease and death directly related to tobacco use in the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender communities of Colorado. Contains fact sheets and local resources.


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  • Gay City Health Project

    Gay City Health Project offers information on programs as well as free quit-kits for LGBT smokers, featuring Out to Quit: your friendly guide to quitting smoking. They also have a series of counter-marketing posters for the LGBT community.

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  • GaySmokeOut.net

    Home of the Gay American SmokeOut - an LGBT quit-smoking inititative. The Gay American Smoke Out is an opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) individuals to challenge themselves to quit smoking. It is also an opportunity for organizations to provide resources for quitting and host fun events to raise awareness about tobacco use.

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  • LCCP (Lesbian Community Cancer Project)

    The Mission of LCCP is to advance the health and quality of life for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and transgender individuals through advocacy and public education.

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  • National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity

    The National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity provides a common set of goals and objectives for public and private sector initiatives and partnerships to help racial and ethnic minorities -- and other underserved groups -- reach their full health potential.

    The strategy -- a product of the National Partnership for Action (NPA) -- incorporates ideas, suggestions and comments from thousands of individuals and organizations across the country. Local groups can use the National Stakeholder Strategy to identify which goals are most important for their communities and adopt the most effective strategies and action steps to help reach them.

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  • Queer the Air

    An initiative to build the capacity of Chicagoland LGBT communities, organizations, and leaders to support the clean air ordinance and its implementation creating a sustainable Chicago LGBT anti-tobacco movement.

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  • The National LGBT Cancer Network

    Great Resources from the The National LGBT Cancer Network, which works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by:

    * EDUCATING the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection;
    * TRAINING health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care; and
    * ADVOCATING for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.


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Non LGBT Specific

  • Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

    This organization gathers facts, news, how to take action, and what is happening with Clean Indoor Air acts and other issues involved with secondhand smoke issues.

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  • Appeal Factsheet for the AAPI LGBT Community

    Fact sheet and statistics on how tobacco use affects the Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBT communities and how to get involved with action.

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  • Asbestos and Lung Cancer

    People who have been exposed to asbestos and also smoke are fifty to ninety percent times more likely to develop lung cancer than others.

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  • CDC Mortality and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
    Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2011

    The Network worked to include LGBT people in this report, however with little data, there was barely mention of LGBTs. However, CDC is calling for LGBT data collection, and hopefully policy makers will follow suit.

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  • Executive Summary: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

    December 9, 2010, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, released a comprehensive scientific report that details new findings on how tobacco smoke damages the human body and leads to disease and death.

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  • Film-Flam: How MPAA/NATO movie labels hide the biggest media risk to kids

    Center for Tobacco Control Research and
    Education, UC San Francisco Publication:
    Authored by Polansky, Jonathan R., OnBeyond LLC
    Mitchell, Shelley, Breathe California of Sacramento - Emigrant Trails
    Glantz, Stanton A., University of California, San Francisco

    Smoking in youth-rated films accounts for 90,000 new smokers each year. A study on all films between May 2007 and May 2010 revealed that half of films with tobacco imagery were youth-rated (PG, PG-13, G). However, only 15% were labeled with smoking descriptions, and those with labels are downplayed with such descriptions as "brief smoking."

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  • Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage 2010

    The American Lung Association

    What’s New in Helping Smokers Quit 2010
    *All data updated to October 2010 (unless otherwise noted)
    *2010 trends and changes to coverage policies
    *Information on how health care reform and other recent federal initiatives help smokers quit
    *Now featuring trends and state-by-state data on cessation quitlines

    The report discusses:
    *The benefits of helping smokers quit
    *Describes comprehensive cessation benefits
    *The role of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA)
    *Next steps for states to take

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  • Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco (ICAT)

    The Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco (ICAT) is a group of more than 130 organizations and individuals working together to reduce tobacco use in Illinois. Their mission is to promote prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco to individuals and to society at-large.
    They are active in three main areas: Coalition Mobilization, Youth Programs, and Tobacco Policy Development.

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  • Municipalities with Smokefree Beach Laws

    American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation's list of Municipalities with Smokefree Beach Laws
    enacted as of July 5, 2010

    This list includes those municipalities that specified that all city beaches and/or specifically named city beaches are
    smokefree. The list does not include those municipalities that have restricted smoking to certain areas of beaches.

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  • Preemption: Tobacco Control's #1 Enemy

    August 2004

    Americans for Non-Smokers Rights

    Preemption, as most tobacco control advocates know, is a dirty tactic that removes communities’ right to enact local smokefree air laws. In other words, if a preemption law passes at the state level, your decision-making body (city council, board of health) will lose the power to enact a smokefree law. Sound like a raw deal? It is for us, but the tobacco industry wants nothing more.

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  • Quit Smoking Now!

    SpeersSociety.org has a new public health focus. Historically, Speers Society has been focused on preventing dating abuse in youth relationships. But now they've added a section focused on another public health issue affecting teens: SMOKING.

    Check out their tips, advice and support for those seeking to quit

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  • Sacred Tobacco — Ho-Chunk Nation wants military authorities to stop confiscating it

    From: Arizona Native Scene
    Vol. 17 No. 3, p.12-13
    April 2011
    www.nativescene.com


    Article Reprinted by Permission
    by American Legion Magazine
    By Philip M. Callaghan
    February 1, 2011

    Full Native Scene Edition available at link: http://nativescene.com/downloads/file.php?file=NativeScene1102.pdf

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  • Surgeon General 2010 Clinician Booklet: What to Tell Your Patients About Smoking

    Surgeon General 2010 Clinician Booklet: What to Tell Your Patients About Smoking

    This one-page fact sheet summarizes the findings from How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. This fact sheet features smoking-attributable chronic disease information as well as “how to quit” information from the Clinical Practice Guidelines (published by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). The fact sheet provides simple talking points and key information to help medical providers talk to their patients about quitting tobacco use.


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  • Surgeon General 2010 Full Report: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

    The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    A Report of the Surgeon General

    Thursday, December 9, 2010, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, released a comprehensive scientific report that details new findings on how tobacco smoke damages the human body and leads to disease and death.

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  • Tobacco.org

    Tobacco.org is a free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars.



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Recursos en español

  • El Uso de Tabaco entre la Comunidad LGBTT / Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

    Cumbre de Prevención de Tabaquismo y Obesidad: Integrando Esfuerzos para un Puerto Rico Saludable

    12 de marzo de 2010

    Yanira Arias

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  • FOLLETO INFORMATIVO SOBRE PERSONAS LGBT Y EL AIRE LIBRE DEL HUMO DE TABACO / LGBT PEOPLE ANDS MOKE-FREE AIR FACTSHEET

    Las comunidades LGBT están entre las poblaciones afectadas más gravemente por el uso de tabaco.

    Aún en exteriores, el humo de segunda mano tiene un efecto negativo en la salud.

    La Cirujana General de los Estados Unidos ha declarado: "¡El debate ha terminado!"

    El humo de segunda mano puede tener impacto adicional en las comunidades LGBT.

    ¡Las personas LGBT quieren aire libre del humo de tabaco!
    LGBTTOBACCO.ORG

    /

    LGBT communities are among the populations most severely impacted by tobacco use.

    Even outdoors, secondhand smoke has a negative health impact.

    The Surgeon General has declared: "The debate is over!"

    Secondhand smoke may have added impact in the LGBT communities.

    LGBT people want smoke free air!

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  • FOLLETO: RED NACIONAL PARA EL CONTROL DEL TABAQUISMO PARA LGBT / Network Brochure

    APOYANDO A LOS DEFENSORES DEL CONTROL LOCAL DEL TABACO TRABAJANDO PARA ELIMINAR LAS DISPARIDADES EN EL TABAQUISMO PARA TODAS LAS LESBIANAS, GAYS, BISEXUALES Y TRANSGÉNEROS.

    POR QUE?

    QUIENES SOMOS?

    HISTORIA

    QUE HACEMOS: FORTALECER LA RED, FACILITAR LA DIFUSIÓN DE LA INFORMACIÓN, CONVOCAR A LOS PARTICIPANTES Y EVALUAR EL IMPACTO EN LA POBLACIÓN

    LA CUMBRE DE TABAQUISMO LGBTQ

    CONSEJO DE LA NACIONAL PARA EL CONTROL DEL TABAQUISMO PARA LGBT

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  • Lucky Strikes - I Choose

    Tobacco image of lesbians with title "I choose"

    Subscript is in Spanish

    Source: Unknown

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  • Positivamente libres del humo de tabaco: Para ayudar a fumadores con VIH a dejar de fumar / Positively Smokefree: Helping HIV + Smokers to Quit

    COMPARTIENDO NUESTRAS LECCIONES
    Ejemplar 03/Invierno 2010
    Logros de un Programa de cesación de tabaco

    Al compartir nuestras lecciones esperamos hacer énfasis en las actividades que se presentan en el campo del control de tabaco en comunidades LGBT y transmitir las historias y las voces de aquellos quienes están luchando apasionadamente en contra de las grandes compañías tabacaleras. Creemos que una red basada en la comunidad debe estar en el centro del movimiento y que compartir nuestras historias es una forma importante de mantener nuestra comunidad fuerte. Por favor contáctanos si sabes de un proyecto que pueda ser destacado en futuros ejemplares de esta publicación. lgbttobacco@gmail.com

    /

    SHARING OUR LESSONS
    ISSUE 03/WINTER 2010
    Achievements of a Cessation
    Program

    With Sharing our Lessons we hope to highlight activities happening in the field of LGBT tobacco control and share the stories and voices of those fighting the good fight against big tobacco. We believe that a community driven network must be at the core of the movement and that sharing our stories is an important way to keep the community strong. Please contact us if you know of a project that can be featured in future issues of this publication. lgbttobacco@gmail.com

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  • Quitline Poster en español

    1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-7848-669)

    Respuestas

    Asesoramiento

    Referencias

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Requests for Funding and Proposals

  • Health Advocacy Webinar: LGBT Engagement in Local Community Transformation Grants PowerPoint

    Health Advocacy Webinar: LGBT Engagement in Local Community Transformation Grants PowerPoint

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Tools

  • "Qualitative Investigation of Smokers and Non-Smokers in the LGBT Market" Executive Summary

    Here is a executive summary of a "Qualitative Investigation of Smokers and Non-Smokers in the LGBT Market" by Winston Stuart Associates, LTD. Included is the respondent screener and discussion guides from LGBT focus groups conducted in 2001, smokers and nonsmokers, in Sacramento and San Francisco.


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  • 2010 West Virginia Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Tobacco Survey

    A copy of the 2010 West Virginia Pride Festival and Bar Survey used by West Virginia Covenant House and the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  • American Lung Association's Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

    The American Lung Association's latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the need for additional research specific to this community.

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  • Annotated Bibliography

    An updated version of Dr. Heather Ryan's annotated bibliography of all LGBT tobacco articles ever published! 146 citations, updated March 2010.

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  • Annotated Bibliography of Notable LGBT Health Disparity Studies

    This bibliography includes citations and abstracts from peer-reviewed LGBT Health Disparity articles among the following categories: Access to Health Services, Cancer, General Health, Health Risk Behaviors, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Obesity, Social Determinants of Health, Substance Use and Tobacco Use


    Compiled on 7/12/10 by the Network for LGBT Tobacco
    Control through input from the following LGBT health
    researchers:

    Alicia Matthews, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
    Deborah Bowen, Ph.D., Boston University
    Don Operario, Ph.D., Brown University
    Emilia Lombardi, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
    Francisco Buchting, Ph.D., ETR Associates
    Joseph Lee, M.P.H., CPH, University of North Carolina
    Judith Bradford, Ph.D., The Fenway Institute
    Ron Stall, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
    Scout, Ph.D., The Fenway Institute
    Tonda Hughes, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
    Assistance was provided via the resources of the LGBT
    Population Research Center.
    Additional thanks to Dwyer Deighan

    Many thanks to the contributors to this important work!


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  • Coming Out about Smoking: Tobacco Use in the LGBTQ Young Adult Community

    NYAC has long been the go to group for some great resources for pushing back against LGBTQ youth tobacco use, and they've done it again here. Please take a gander at their fascinating new report on LGBTQ youth tobacco attitudes, complete with smart and savvy recommendations. There's lots to learn from in this report. Two things I found especially fascinating were that 20% of people who said they were 'nonsmokers' admitted to smoking socially; and that only 63% of LGBTQ youth said their sexual orientation was LGB (I know at least a dozen survey researchers who'll wail and gnash their teeth at this news). But mostly, let's get this out far and wide, because LGBTQ youth tobacco control is severely underfunded and powered. Unless we want to be doing this work in 20 more years, please help us spread these findings and strategies to all the groups that can make them happen. Great job NYAC!

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  • Executive Summary: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

    December 9, 2010, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, released a comprehensive scientific report that details new findings on how tobacco smoke damages the human body and leads to disease and death.

    view link | download file
  • Georgia Tobacco Survey 2012

    The Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative is conducting research related to tobacco use in the LGBTQ community in Georgia as part of an effort to better understand the health needs of the LGBTQ community. This survey will add to our understanding of the needs of the LGBTQ community in terms of tobacco use and tobacco-related illness, and will help us develop programs for our community in the future.

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  • LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) COMMUNITIES AND SMOKING

    Legacy for Health Factsheet on LGBT Smoking

    March 2011

    About:
    The prevalence of tobacco use among LGBT populations has not been adequately examined as national and most state surveys on tobacco lack questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Further research is needed to understand the prevalence of tobacco use and the risk factors that influence LGBT smoking behavior, in particular in the transgender community.

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  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH SERVICES TOBACCO CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAM

    HIV and Tobacco Use Factsheet

    Elevated rates of smoking and negative health consequences of smoking have been documented specifically for the HIV positive community. These findings and the promis-ing levels of interest in smoking cessation are evidence that the time has come for greater smoking cessation efforts focused on people living with HIV.

    Topics in Factsheet
    *Higher Smoking Rates
    *Consequences of Smoking
    *Good News for Cessation

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  • Quitline Poster en español

    1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-7848-669)

    Respuestas

    Asesoramiento

    Referencias

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  • Smoke-Free Outdoor Pride Event Toolkit

    A complete guide for advocates who want to help LGBT Pride events become smoke-free. Includes background information, strategies, step-by-step guidelines, surveys, sample policies and media outreach.

    Audience: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)
    Language: English

    Available for purchase via Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California's website

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  • Surgeon General 2010 Clinician Booklet: What to Tell Your Patients About Smoking

    Surgeon General 2010 Clinician Booklet: What to Tell Your Patients About Smoking

    This one-page fact sheet summarizes the findings from How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. This fact sheet features smoking-attributable chronic disease information as well as “how to quit” information from the Clinical Practice Guidelines (published by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). The fact sheet provides simple talking points and key information to help medical providers talk to their patients about quitting tobacco use.


    view link | download file
  • Surgeon General 2010 Full Report: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

    The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    A Report of the Surgeon General

    Thursday, December 9, 2010, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, released a comprehensive scientific report that details new findings on how tobacco smoke damages the human body and leads to disease and death.

    view link | download file
  • Tobacco Use and Readiness to Quit in Low Income HIV Infected Persons

    Jack E. Burkhalter, Carolyn M. Springer, Rosy Chhabra, Jamie S. Ostroff, Bruce D. Rapkin

    Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Vol. 7, Number 4 (August 2005)

    This article examines the impact of sociodemographic factors on smoking cessation such as HIV impact, age, income, drug use, etc.



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  • Tool Kit for LGBTQ Organizations

    If you're seeking funding, check this out. We dispel myths about tobacco control, have created a guide on where to look for funding opportunities, and included examples of model programs. It also includes suggestions on how to prepare a competitive proposal.



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  • Tool Kit for State Funders

    Our introduction is designed to orient state funders to LGBTs, provide you with links to LGBT organizations in your state, and highlight example programs. We’ve also included best case scenarios for engaging competitive LGBT applicants for tobacco control funding.

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