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Gay and bi guys are more likely to be smokers than straight guys. This puts
members of the LGBTQ community at high risk for many health problems like
cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and lung problems. Quitting
smoking is tough, but can greatly improve your health and the health of your
loved ones right away.

There are several ways to reduce the harm done to your body by smoking
tobacco like: smoking less, taking a break from smoking, nicotine patches, e-
cigarettes, hookahs, “light” cigarettes, “organic” or “additive free” cigarettes,
and smokeless tobacco (snus, orbs, strips or sticks). However, all of these contain
nicotine, the drug that keeps you addicted. The American Association of Public
Health Physicians has recommended harm reduction, but other agencies like
CDC have not followed suit. The best option is to quit completely. There are
many local and national resources that can help you stop smoking.

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Resources for GBTQ Smokers

Online Quitting Resources

  • Helping You Quit

    Resources by Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Tobacco Laws & Regulations

    Info about WA laws prohibiting smoking in publicplaces, resources for smoke-free housing and info for tenants working with landlords to go smoke free

  • Become An EX

    Free online plan for quitting smoking

  • Quitter In You

    The American Lung Association's Quitter in You website has many tools and resources that will get you started on your journey to quitting smoking or help you help a friend quit.

Secondhand Smoke

How it impacts your health and what you can do to stop it


See ads focused on getting people to quit smoking

  • Truth Initiative

    National public health foundation dedicated to research and public education about impacts of tobacco