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Reduce LGBT Smoking

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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.
Legislators must...
Healthcare providers must...
• 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.
• Include messaging for LGBT persons in all media campaigns about tobacco use and smoking cessation. • Train more staff on the health needs of LGBT persons, especially relating to tobacco use.
A Society of Behavioral Medicine Call to Action
Reduce Smoking in the LGBT Community to Save Lives
Society of Behavioral Medicine  |  555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI  |  www.sbm.org
Visit http://bit.ly/reduceLGBTsmoking  to read the full call to action.