Empowering our community.
Reclaiming our health.
LGBTQ2S+ people smoke for a variety of reasons, including coping with discrimination and targeted tobacco marketing. This study will investigate a new approach to helping members of this community quit smoking.
Led by LGBTQ2S+ researchers, this project is guided by an empowerment approach: the idea that when people work together towards positive change for their communities, they can also strengthen their own personal skills and motivation to make positive changes for themselves. This approach has been used for other health interventions, like HIV prevention, and we aim to use it to support successful smoking cessation.
Our research will partner with both individuals and LGBTQ2S+ serving organizations in Oklahoma. Join us and help further research on smoking cessation treatment through our compensated study!