|Awarded On||August 16, 2023|
|Title||Taking Texas Tobacco Free: Dissemination to and Implementation within Centers Serving Texans who Identify as LGBTQ+|
|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|
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...