Moving towards tobacco health equity
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The social determinants of health play a key role in the initiation and cessation of smoking and other tobacco product use. Over the last several decades there has been significant decrease in tobacco use among the general population; however, changes have not been evenly distributed. For certain populations, tobacco-related disparities exist. Sexual minorities, racial/ethnic minorities, and some youth populations are likely to be targeted by the tobacco industry. To eliminate tobacco-related disparities, presenters at this session will discuss several population appropriate programs and studies that have been developed to build and strengthen those communities most at-risk. At the end of this session, attendees will be able to discuss the various strategies, programs and interventions developed to address the health equity issues facing targeted minority populations.
Session Objectives: Discuss historical trauma as a risk factor for cigarette smoking both directly and in mediating the links of ethnic identity, cultural activities, and stressful life events for American Indian youth.
Compare gender differences among LGBT young adults with respect to other tobacco product use.
Describe how cultural values may influence parents’ response to prevention interventions.
Explain how framing tobacco prevention messages as social justice issues works to counter the tobacco industry’s targeting of minority youth, particularly those of the LGBT community and youth of color.
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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)