2SLGBTQIA+ Survey and Focus Group Opportunities
Did you know?
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals are 1.3-1.6 times more likely to be smokers than heterosexuals. Reasons for higher smoking rates included stigma, discrimination, and oppression; social norms of this community; targeted marketing from the tobacco industry; and a lack of access and adequacy of health services for the community.
We understand that a ‘one size fits all’ smoking cessation program does not work well. By fully understanding the specific needs and difficulties faced by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, together we can create smoking cessation programs that consider factors unique to your community.
If you smoke cigarettes or have recently quit in the last 6 months, live in NS or PEI and are 16 years of age and older, we would like to better understand your needs and challenges about reducing or quitting cigarette smoking.
Several small group discussions have already been completed. We are no longer registering participants for these sessions. Thank you for your interest in the focus groups.
Other survey and focus group opportunities: