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The Smoking Undermines Progress (SUP) Coalition is a community of advocates ages 13-24, who wish to help inform our community and educate them about the consequences of using nicotine products that stems from a judgement-free mindset. The SUP Coalition aims to establish smoke-free LGBTQ+ events, and prevent tobacco product usage among LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as ally youth and young adults in Orange County.

If interested, please reach out to our Tobacco Project Health Navigator, Kalei Lehua (she/they) via email: kalei.lehua@lgbtqcenteroc.org to see about joining the coalition! Meetings are held on Discord on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Meetings begin with a check in with one another followed by discussion and collaboration to create plans for future events. We also conduct meetings via Zoom (or in-person if permitted) with those in charge of community engagement, take part in outreach to table the idea of making events within our community smoke-free, then we conclude our meetings with optional fun virtual activities!