Tobacco use remains the leading cause of disease and death in the U.S., and racial/ethnic minority communities continue to bear a disproportionate amount of this burden (e.g., African American men are more likely to develop lung cancer and die from it than white men). This grant provides support for a "Tobacco Day" at the 8th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer, which will be held in Washington, D.C., in February 2002. This will be the first time that the Symposium highlights tobacco use and control as an important issue. The "Tobacco Day" will provide participants with information on minority tobacco use, tobacco industry targeting of minority populations, and current efforts to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease among minority communities. The "Tobacco Day" will include plenary presentations and interactive breakout sessions on topics such as clean indoor air, tobacco industry sponsorship, etc. This project will be considered successful if it results in a greater number of minorities engaged in tobacco control.
Amount Awarded $40,000.00
Awarded on: 9/5/2001
Time frame: 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2002
Grant Number: 42887