Through interviews with experts and a smoker trying to quit, this video looks at the reasons why the LGBT community smokes so much and what can be done about it.

Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. use tobacco at much higher rates. Why do LGBT Americans smoke so much, and what initiatives have succeeded in reducing LGBT tobacco use? Legacy and HRC hosted a panel discussion on December 11, 2012 exploring these questions and more as Legacy released a new report, Tobacco Control in LGBT Communities.

  • This video features Legacy’s Immediate Past President and CEO, Cheryl Healton, Dr.PH.

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Moderator

Shane Snowdon

Director, Health & Aging Program, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Panelists

Riana Buford

Educational Programs Associate, Mautner Project

Aisha Moodie-Mills

Advisor for LGBT Policy and Racial Justice, Center for American Progress

Dr. Scout

Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity

Cheryl Healton

Dr. Cheryl Healton

Immediate Past President and CEO, Legacy

Ms. Gloria Soliz

Tobacco Education Specialist, The Last Drag in San Francisco

David Abrams

David Abrams, PhD, Executive Director, The Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Legacy; Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Georgetown University Medical Center

Executive Director, Tobacco Science and Research/SI

David Abrams, PhD, Executive Director, The Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Legacy; Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Georgetown University Medical Center