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LGBTQ Youth Tobacco Prevention: COVID-19 and Lung Vulnerability

1:00pm - December 9, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: December 9, 2020
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Date: December 9, 2020 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1 NAADAC
Time: 1 PM—2 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


LGBTQ populations are at higher risk for COVID-19 due in part to wildly disproportionate rates of smoking, vaping, and other forms of tobacco use. Tobacco dependence usually starts in adolescence, and studies have shown LGBTQ youth are especially vulnerable to substance misuse, predatory ad campaigns, and peer influence. This webinar will explore the rates, risks, and intersections of tobacco use and the novel coronavirus among queer and gender expansive teens and young adults.


  • Review current data on LGBTQ youth, tobacco use, and COVID-19.

  • Examine the lung health impacts of COVID-19, smoking, and vaping in adolescents.

  • Describe the unique vulnerabilities of LGBTQ youth that influence tobacco use.

  • Explore best practices to support LGBTQ young people in avoiding or quitting their use of tobacco products.


Kate BishopKate Bishop, MSSA, the Education Coordinator at the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton, is a seasoned professional development trainer with expertise in working with LGBTQ populations, sexual and reproductive health care, adolescent development, intimate partner violence, and sexual trauma. She is certified as a trainer through GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) as well as SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). Before joining the Chase Brexton team, she developed the capacity building program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV program, providing cultural responsiveness trainings for agencies that serve sexual minority youth of color. Ms. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from Hiram College and a Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.