BEST PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A TRANS-SPECIFIC SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION
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AbstractTransgender people endure unique struggles compared to their cis gendered heterosexual counterparts in American society. In addition to high levels of anxiety and depression and an increased likelihood to experience violence, trans people have significantly higher smoking rates. Used as a coping mechanism, smoking puts trans people at risk for adverse health outcomes. Additionally, when done concurrently with gender-affirming care, these harmful effects may compound to create even worse health disparities. For these reasons, there is a need for a trans-specific smoking cessation intervention to specifically help trans people quit smoking. There are currently no American trans-specific smoking cessation interventions in the literature. Therefore, this thesis provides a list of best-practice recommendations to guide the design of such an intervention.