Every year more than 480,000 people die prematurely from smoking or secondhand smoke exposure.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons are at elevated risk for smoking-related illness and premature death because of disproportionately high rates of tobacco use.
• Include LGBT persons in all surveys about tobacco use and smoking cessation.
• Regulate menthol flavored tobacco products, which are used by higher percentages of LGBT smokers.
• Create clean air acts to reduce secondhand smoke exposure, which LGBT individuals experience at higher rates.
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