The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living's Empowering People & Communities Series (EPCS) has the mission to equitably bring health education, resources, and hope to people, populations, and communities in Louisiana by increasing awareness and empowering people, populations, andcommunities about tobacco and tobacco-related issues.

Our Upcoming Empowering People and Communities Series Event

Breaking Up With a Toxic Partner: LGBTQIA+ Freedom from Big Tobacco

Date: Oct. 11, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM

In this hybrid educational event participants will learn about how Big Tobacco wormed its way into the fabric of the LGBTQ+ landscape, the red flags of this toxic relationship, and how to break up with this toxic partner.

Physical Location: ULM Kitty Degree Hall 1st Floor Auditorium 700 University Avenue Monroe, LA 71209
Virtual Location
: Zoom

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify how tobacco and vape products impact physical and mental health.​
  2. Participants will be able to identify the historical predatory marketing practices of Big Tobacco within the LGBTQ+ community, how they continue to market to the LGTBTQ+ community, and how that has impacted health disparities and how that relates to social justice.
  3. Participants will be able to identify resources to help address mental health needs, how to access cessation resources, and systems changes that can aid in sustainable change (Micro, mezzo and macro approaches)​

(1.0 CEU provided for Social Workers)

Featured Speakers

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    Chrishelle Stipe
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  • Tobacco Disparities and Inequities: Cessation Concerns, Best Practices, and Resource ​​​Challenges in Region 6
  • The Integration of Tobacco Policies and Cessation within Behavioral Health Care Interventions
    May. 31, 2022
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    Eric Winzettle, MSW, LMSW
    Kathy Stemke, LCSW, BACS
    Chrishelle Stipe, MPH, NCTTP
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  • Real Talk: Smoking, Vaping & Cessation
    May. 23, 2022
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    Kenyatta Royal, BS, CHES
    Chrishelle Stipe, MPH, NCTTP
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    Apr. 5, 2022
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    Jennifer Haneline MSW, LCSW
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  • It Is Always The Right Time to do The Right Thing: A Conversation about Tobacco, Wellness, & Justice
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Rev. Ritney Castine
    Eugene Collins
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