The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3360.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - Board 6

Abstract #61349

Tobacco Use among LGBT Men and Women: Results of the NALGBTCC Tobacco Program Focus Groups

Kristina Keck, MA, Emilia Lombardi, PhD, and Terry Burch. Tobacco Program, National Association of LGBT Community Centers, 12832 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite A, Garden Grove, CA 92843, 714-534-0862 ext. 316,

Tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals is seen to be a major health issue by researchers and clinicians alike. Between May 2001 and June 2002, 24 focus groups were conducted in nine cities in year one and 22 focus groups in thirteen cities in year 2. Focus groups were facilitated for the most part by Tobacco Program staff and by volunteers in areas that tobacco staff where unable to travel to. All facilitators worked from a common set of questions. The principal investigator conducted the coding and analysis of the focus group transcripts. ATLAS.ti V4.2 was used to code the data and to conduct the analysis. The major categories that evolved from the data include: 1. The association between stress and tobacco use. 2. The role tobacco plays within social life. 3. Its association with other substances, namely alcohol. and 4. Issues around cessation and tobacco control.

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Keywords: Tobacco,

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Disclosure not received
Relationship: Not Received.

Topics in LGBT Health - III

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA