Black adults in Canada smoke fewer cigarettes and have a significantly lower smoking prevalence than White adults, yet are more likely to die from smoking-related diseases. Despite this, there are currently no smoking cessation programs or services specifically tailored for Black communities in Canada. Black Health Alliance (BHA) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in partnership with TAIBU CHC and CAFCAN, are working on a project to develop a smoking cessation program tailored towards diverse Black communities in the GTA.
As part of the project, they will be engaging with members of the GTA’s Black community through community conversations to share their experiences with using tobacco. Individuals will be compensated for their participation in a 2-hour focus group.
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