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RVA Quits: Great American Smokeout Series

Smoking, COVID-19, and Racism ? – Three Intersecting Epidemics was a recent article by University of California San Francisco’s Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.  The article explored the relationship between  the three epidemics and the research was clear of the link between smoking and racism…..”there is a sordid history of differential marketing and consumption of mentholated cigarettes in black populations, one consequence of which is higher rates of lung cancer and lower rates of smoking cessation.”   As FOPC seeks to be a catalyst for promoting wellness, we know smoking is one of the major barriers to achieving a well community! And, the intentional marketing of tobacco and other products to black and brown communities is well documented!  Join us in our on-going community conversations to bring awareness, inspiration, and support  to Richmonders to quit smoking and thrive!

Thursday, November 5, 2020-Noon until 1:00 p.m.  Join Kim Young, Director of Family and Community Engagement at Peter Paul Development Center as she moderates a thought provoking community conversation with filmmaker Lincoln Mondy whose short film, Black Lives/Black Lungs investigated the deliberate infiltration of the black community by tobacco companies; and with James Braxton, Case Manager, for the innovative Bridging the Gap Program at MCV. BTG  provides services and support to youth, ages 10-24 who had been admitted to MCV for intentional injuries such as gunshot wounds, stab wounds and assaults.

Thursday, November 10, 2020-10:00 a.m. to Noon – Black Lives, Black Lungs – first in the VCU Wright Center’s Health Equity Series 

Join Dr. Patrick Nana-Sinkam from VCU Health and Rita Miller of the Virginia Department of Health for presentations, discussion, and call to action of lung health in African-American communities.

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Nov 05 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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