Grant ID PP230003
Awarded On August 16, 2023
Title Taking Texas Tobacco Free: Dissemination to and Implementation within Centers Serving Texans who Identify as LGBTQ+
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Lorraine Reitzel
Cancer Sites Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $448,835
Lay Summary

Tobacco use is causally linked to ~17 different cancers and a variety of other diseases. Although tobacco use rates have declined in the population overall, this has not been the case within sexual and gender minority groups, which are a rapidly rising demographic in the US. High tobacco use rates, up to 37.7% in some subgroups (individuals identifying as transgender), have led to recognition of LGBTQ+ individuals as a priority population for tobacco control and intervention. Despite their focus on unique stressors and health risk factors for LGBTQ+ patients/clients, LGBTQ+ centers (which provide support services, ranging from social support groups to comprehensive medical care, to pri...

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