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National LGBT tobacco control networkCold Hard Truth
  • Smoking related-diseases kill one in 10 adults globally, or cause four million deaths. By 2030, if current trends continue, smoking will kill one in six people.
  • The American Cancer Society estimates that over 30,000 LGBT people die each year of tobacco related diseases.
  • In a recent national study on adolescent health, 45% of females and 35% of males who reported same-sex attraction or behavior smoked; compared to only 29% for the rest of the youth.
  • LGBT's show some of the highest smoking prevalence rates of all disproportionably affected populations.