The Network

for LGBT Tobacco Control

Resource Recap: Emerging information in LGBT Tobacco Disparities

The Network will be posting links to new publications and articles regarding LGBT tobacco disparities.  Check out what this year has offered us so far!

In the media…

Big tobacco’s role in denying us rights is highlighted in the Advocate, exposing how tobacco money helped the anti-marriage campaign in Maine this past November.

California LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership Ad

Premiered at this past December’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute, the California LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership produced an ad saluting 40 LGBT elected officials who have signed a statement that they will not accept tobacco industry contributions.

Check out the media release from our neighbors north of the border, the Canadian Cancer promoting smoke-free lifestyles in Ontario’s lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.

The Iowa Family Policy Center released a statement last month that same-sex marriage is more

destructive than smoking. Wait until you see how they validate their argument.

Much discussion has been brewing regarding emerging trends in smokeless tobacco.  Check out what 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and CNN had to report on the issue.

In research…

Menthol cigarettes are highly addictive with negative consequences, despite popular misconceptions

Tobacco use was linked to worse outcomes in HPV-positive head and neck cancer. according to a  University of Michigan study, suggesting that more aggressive treatment regimines be implemented with current or former tobacco consumers.

Wake Forest University researchers published a study showing that self-identified gay male college students were 3.27 times more likely to have smoked cigarettes n the last 30 days than straight college men.

Results released in the Journal of Pediatrics last month concluded that smoking has negative implications for the distress of LGB youths, especially those reporting high levels of stress or few supports, suggesting the incorporation smoking cessation in interventions and supportive services for LGB youth to “maximally alleviate distress.”

A new study published in the current issue of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research reports that menthol smokers are more likely to believe that menthol cigarettes have medicinal properties and that menthol cigarettes are less hazardous than regular cigarettes.

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Funding Opportunities

Title: Network Infrastructure Support for Emerging Behavioral and Social Research Areas in Aging
Description:
The purpose of this program is to provide infrastructure support in specific emerging interdisciplinary areas of behavioral and social research in aging using the NIH Resource-Related Research Project mechanism. The infrastructure support will facilitate research networks through meetings, conferences, small scale pilots, training, and dissemination to encourage growth and development in specified emerging areas and resources.
Link to Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: September 7, 2010
Number of Grants Available: See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the: National Institutes of Health

Title: Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases
Description: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek research to understand and mitigate issues of health disparities in high priority diseases within their scope, including diabetes, obesity, nutrition-related disorders, hepatitis C, gallbladder disease, H. Pylori infection, sickle cell disease, kidney diseases, urologic diseases, hematologic diseases, metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV.NINR promotes and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan.
Link to Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: September 7, 2012
Number of Grants Available: See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the: National Institutes of Health

Title: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy

Description: The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory, and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health priorities that are outlined in its Healthy People initiative. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Link to Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: May 7, 2013
Number of Grants Available: See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the: National Institutes of Health

Title: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities
Description: The purpose of this grant is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U.S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention.
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Last Day to Apply: May 11, 2013
Number of Grants Available: See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the: National Institutes of Health


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