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Did you know that LGBTQ+ people smoke at higher rates than the general population? Decades of targeted marketing by the tobacco industry and societal discrimination and stigma created the perfect storm to create commercial tobacco disparities for LGBTQ+ people. This presentation describes the history of tobacco marketing to LGBTQ+ communities by highlighting industry documents, print advertisements, and social media. Presenters will also cover policy strategies to help lessen the burden of tobacco in LGBTQ+ communities, such as smoke free and commercial tobacco free policies at Pride festivals and menthol and other flavor bans.

Minnesota CLE Credit Code: 381308

Gabe Glissmeyer, National LGBT Cancer Network
Natalie Hemmerich, Public Health Law Center

Colin Welker, Public Health Law Center