New SGR50 Video Available for LGBT Pride month

 

 
Promote The 2014 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health!
Dear Colleagues:

 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans smoke at much higher rates than average, so they suffer more smoking-related death and illness. In recognition of June as LGBT pride month, we are excited to launch a new video to help you raise awareness about the impact smoking has on the LGBT community and also promote the 50th Anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.

 

New Video Launched During LGBT Pride Month

Smoking is the largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans smoke at much higher rates than average, so they suffer more smoking-related death and illness. In this video, “Smoking Within the LGBT Community,”Dr. Scout, director of the Network for LGBT Health Equity at CenterLink, talks about what smoking does to LGBT communities, including the tobacco industry’s long history of marketing to the LGBT community.

 

What can I do to help spread the word?

You can help us to highlight this important tobacco-related health information during LGBT Pride Month by using this material in your media, communication and outreach to promote and share SGR50 findings.

 

You can also continue to spread the word that free help is available for all who want to quit – they can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to theTips From Former Smokers Web site.

 

Here are some sample Tweets and Facebook posts you can consider using for your social media channels.

 

Sample Tweets

Sample Facebook Posts

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans smoke at much higher rates than average, so they suffer more smoking-related death and illness. This video explores one of the main culprits of this health disparity. http://youtu.be/qOdT-K66u3o
  • In honor of LGBT Pride Month, help us shed light on the tobacco industry’s deceptive strategies against the LGBT community by sharing this video  http://youtu.be/qOdT-K66u3o

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