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Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community: Preconceptions, Challenges & Experiences
Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community: Preconceptions, Challenges & Experiences (MMC15004H) Presented live June 30, 2015.

Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community:
Preconceptions, Challenges & Experiences


Scout, PhD
Director, Network for LGBT Tobacco Control
Director of Science Policy, National Coalition for LGBT Health
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts


The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) recorded this webinar on June 30, 2015 at 11:00 am Pacific time (90 minutes). You may claim CME credit here after viewing the recorded webinar.

Learning Objectives  

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Describe the evidence on the LGBT smoking disparity
  2. Identify four main reasons this disparity exists
  3. Explain preconceptions and challenges the LGBT population experiences related to smoking cessation
  4. List at least three strategies one can use in his/her work to engage more LGBT people in tobacco cessation efforts

Method of Participation / Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Participants must view the recorded webinar (streaming from ReadyTalk), answer the multiple-choice test questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate. 

You must receive a score of 80% or better on the post-test to earn a certificate. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to successfully complete the post-test.  Your certificate will be available immediately for print or download upon completion of the entire activity.

The cost to participate in this activity is $35.00.

Estimated Time
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1-1/2 hours, which is equivalent to 1.50 credits.

Media Format(s)
Recorded web-based slides and audio.

Certification Dates
Begins: September 21, 2015
Expires: June 30, 2017


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

Social Workers: Please be advised that credit qualification for this activity expired November 30, 2016 and is currently pending renewal.  Please check back in May, 2017.


This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

This activity has been reviewed and approved by members of the UCSF CME Governing Board in accordance with UCSF CME accreditation policies. Office of CME staff, planners, reviewers, and all others in control of content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The speakers have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to her presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity.

Supplemental Material:

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Resources  
CLC Info and Resources

UC Online Privacy Policy

Software Requirements


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SE or above.
  • Internet Explorer (v5.5 or greater), Chrome or Firefox
  • Flash Player Plug-in (9.0 or later) Check your version here.
  • Sound Card & Speakers
  • 800 x 600 Minimum Monitor Resolution (1024 x 768 Recommended)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader*


  • MAC OS 10.2.8
  • Safari, Chrome or Firefox
  • Flash Player Plug-in (9.0 or later) Check your version here.
  • Sound Card & Speakers
  • 800 x 600 Minimum Monitor Resolution (1024 x 768 Recommended)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader*
  • Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.

* Required to view printable (PDF) version of the lesson.


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