The Greatest LGBTQ+ Health Issue of All Time: Commercial Tobacco – CEU’s

Sponsors: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to smoking and tobacco/nicotine use disorder among gender and sexuality diverse people. Contributing factors to higher rates of combustible cigarette and electronic cigarette consumption will be reviewed through a minority stress framework. The course will review strategies for improving cultural responsiveness for GSD populations to increase quit attempts, improve harm reduction implementation related to nicotine consumption, improve primary prevention of smoking, and improve tobacco cessation efforts. Following a 45-minute didactic there will be a 15-minute Q+A to address current questions and concerns related to smoking cessation among GSD populations.

Intended audience

The entire multidisciplinary team providing treatment for substance use disorders in an office-based setting as well as anyone in a clinical or non-clinical position that is interested in learning about harm reduction & GSD populations.


Jamie Garfield, MD (she/her)

Dr. Jamie L. Garfield (she/her) is a Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Temple Lung Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Dr. Garfield’s research, advocacy, and clinical efforts are focused on interventional pulmonology, lung cancer, and tobacco dependence. Dr. Garfield is an LGBTQ affirming provider and a member of the LGBTQ community herself. In her clinical practice, she provides smoking cessation counseling specifically to LGBTQ people and through her research and advocacy work, she strives to improve heath disparities for LGBTQ people, especially those relating to tobacco product use, dependence, and cessation. 

Britt L. Carney, DNP, FNP-BC (she/her)

Brittany (Britt) is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance. After starting her professional career at Boston Medical Center, she is thrilled to return to her roots supporting patients with substance use and caring for adolescent patients. She is a doctorally prepared, board-certified family nurse practitioner. Her passion is caring for youth and families, especially those with substance use disorder. Her clinical interests include adolescents/young adults, co-occurring mental health disorders, optimizing safety/overdose prevention, and improving continuity of care among DCF/DYS-involved youth. She has over a decade of experience working in addiction medicine from clinical operations to education/training. She pursued her DNP degree to continue to work to bring best practices into clinical care. Britt has published on various topics, including stigma for youth, caring for adolescents with substance use disorders and the role of addiction training for providers. She has also co-authored a book chapter on caring for adolescents with substance use. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and AMERSA (The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction). She received her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master’s in Nursing degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Graduate School of Nursing. She also has a Master’s in Medical Science from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.


  • Describe the prevalence of nicotine use disorders among GSD populations.
  • Identify at least 2 contributing factors to higher rates of smoking among GSD populations.
  • Recall at least 3 strategies to improve cultural responsiveness for smoking cessation among GSD populations. 

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Event Details

June 11, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm