Smoking Overtakes HIV As Number One Health Risk To LGBT Community: VIDEO
The Office of the Surgeon General and Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Office of Smoking and Health have launched a video about smoking disparities in LGBT communities.
CDC statistics show that 30.8% of the LGBTI population in the US use tobacco products compared to 20.5% of the population as a whole.
The US Network for LGBT Health Equity reports that while non-smokers with HIV can expect to have an average of 5.1 years taken from their lives, people who smoke and have HIV will on average die 12.3 years earlier, according to Pink News.
The Center for Disease Control will target LGBT smokers this month as part of its Tips From Former Smokers Campaign. The campaign video features Brian, a HIV positive man who smoked for 30 years before a smoking- and HIV-related stroke almost killed him.
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