Join We Breathe and RISE for a LGBTQ/Rural webinar on April 21st!

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We Breathe: Supporting Tobacco-Free LGBTQ Communities and RISE: Rural Initiatives Strengthening Equity is proud to collaborate on a LGBTQ/Rural webinar.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) individuals continue to face greater health threats and disparities than their heterosexual peers. Importantly, LGBTQ are members of every community, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all faiths and socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of California. Although much has changed socially and politically regarding the social and legal status of LGBTQ persons, issues of marginalization, stigmatization, and homophobia continue to plague the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ individuals in rural environments continue to face greater psychosocial and health disparities compared to their urban LGBTQ counterparts.
Public Health Departments have an essential role to play across the lifespan of LGBT individuals. This webinar will provide an overview of the experience of LGBT individuals in rural environments. Throughout the webinar participants can expect to gain knowledge about issues facing rural LGBTQ persons, existing community strengths, as well as resources and tools to interact with rural LGBTQ clients and communities.
Objectives:
  1. Discuss the existing challenges and opportunities facing LGBTQ individuals in rural environments.
  2. Participate in an in-depth LGBTQ 101 and terminology learning session
  3. Assess and validate appropriate resources for use with LGBTQ clients and community members.

 

You may register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8540633995568477452

For more information, please contact Dannie Cesena at dcesena@health-access.orgor Megan Armstrong at marmstrong@buttecounty.net


COVID-19 Communications Resources from CTCP

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The California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) heard from numerous projects requesting tools to help educate their communities about the adverse effect smoking and vaping appear to have on one’s susceptibility to and ability to cope with coronavirus (COVID-19). To assist, CTCP’s media unit has gathered several resources, including sample social media content, which can be used by funded projects.
The resources are saved to the Public Relations tab within the Media & Communications section in Partners and can be viewed HERE.

Stay healthy & safe, LOOP Community!

Did You Know? Youngest Teens (11-14) More Supportive of Tobacco 21

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Tobacco 21 (T21) is a population-based strategy to prevent tobacco initiation. A majority of U.S. youths support T21; however, the extent to which individual, interpersonal, and community factors influence T21 support is uncertain. A newly published study examined predictors of T21 support among U.S. youth. Data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey were analyzed.

 

Findings included:

·         Among nonusers, students least receptive to peer influence, those youngest in age (11-14 years) and those who believe tobacco is dangerous had higher odds of T21 support.

·         Among users, lower odds of T21 support were observed among those who purchased tobacco and accessed tobacco through social sources or other means in the past 30 days.

·         Younger tobacco users (11-14 years), black, non-Hispanic users, e-cigarette users, and users who believe that tobacco is dangerous had higher odds of T21 support.

 

The researchers concluded that low receptivity to peer influence and lack of access to tobacco products are associated with T21 support.

Source: Glover-Kudon et al. (2019). Association of Peer Influence and Access to Tobacco Products With U.S. Youths’ Support of Tobacco 21 Laws, 2015. Journal of Adolescent Health, 65(2), 202-209.

WEBINAR: “Smoking No Longer Appealed to Me: Long Term Quitting Behavior After a Real World Menthol Tobacco Ban”

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January 14, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Chaiton

 

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the role of flavours in smoking cessation
  • Demonstrate the impact of a menthol ban in Canada on smoking behavior
  • Identify the challenges and facilitators to a successful implementation of a menthol ban

 

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Dr. Michael Chaiton

Dr. Michael Chaiton is a Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and has been active in tobacco control since 2000 when he started working for Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada and the International Non-Governmental Coalition against Tobacco. He is co-director of the Collaborative Specialization on Addiction Studies and is instructor of the graduate level course Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society. His work includes understanding the impact of policy on smoking cessation including NIH funded studies evaluating the impact of the menthol ban in Canada.

REMINDER – WEBINAR: “Tobacco Use in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders in California”

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December 5, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm PST

Guest Speakers: Cassandra Park and Rod Lew of SPARC (The Statewide Pacific Islander Asian American Resource and Coordinating Center)

 

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the history of AANHPI populations in the United States
  • Identify the types of tobacco used by AANHPI populations
  • Recognize the need for disaggregated data among AANHPI subgroups
  • Identify strategies and challenges to engage the AANHPI population