Smoking and the LGBT Community

Despite historic declines in smoking rates over the past ten years, there are still some people who smoke at disproportionately higher rates than the general population, including people who identify as LGBT.

June is LGBT Pride Month. The Coalition, the American Cancer Society and our community partners in the NYC LGBT Smoke-Free Initiative will join The March on Sunday, June 29. If you’d like to march with us, please let us know by registering here. We line up at 11am.

You can also visit our booth at PrideFest. We want to raise awareness among the LGBT community about their biggest health burden: smoking.

Please share this new infographic from LGBT Health Equity. It’s time for smoking to come out of the closet.

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