Smoking Cessation Programs for LGBTI People: Who, What, How, and to What Effect?

Presentation Type: Snapshot
Conference Stream: Intersections
Presenter: Israel Berger, Julie Mooney-Somers
Presentation Title: Smoking Cessation Programs for LGBTI People: Who, What, How, and to What Effect?
Room: Swan
Program schedule: Friday 14 August 2015 at 14:10
Duration: 10 mins

Summary
Smoking rates amongst LGBT populations are often higher than the general population, and significant smoking-related health disparities have been reported (Blosnich Lee, & Horn 2013). We aimed to identify 1) types of smoking cessation programs aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex (LGBTI) people, 2) outcomes measured, and c) gaps in knowledge, especially with regard to sexual minority women.

We conducted a comprehensive search using Medline, PsycINFO, five other medical and social science databases, and Google Scholar. Experts in the field were contacted for additional and unpublished research. We included any work reporting the results of an intervention aimed at reducing tobacco use in LGBTI populations. We excluded studies where LGBTI participants were incidental, less than half, and not reported separately.

We will discuss the populations reached, group exclusion, and cultural modifications. We will describe patterns of behavioural modification techniques and evaluate possible efficacy. Finally, implications for future smoking cessation programs aimed at LGBTI people will be discussed with particular reference to the Australian context.

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