LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER AND TWO-SPIRIT (LGBTQ2+) PEOPLE HAVE A HIGHER SMOKING RATE THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION.
The higher smoking rate may be due to the discrimination, stress and social pressure our community faces. In addition, the tobacco industry actively targets us, making smoking look attractive, fun and relaxing. If you smoke, you are not alone.
The good news is that many people in the LGBTQ2+ community have successfully stopped using tobacco, and you can too.