The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with a new installment of their anti-smoking campaign.
As CNN notes, there's an alarming disproportion between the smoking rate in the LGBT community compared to the general population, according to a report released by the American Lung Association. The smoking rate is 70 percent higher in the LGBT community than it is for heterosexual Americans, according to director of the CDC’s Office on Smoke and Health, Dr. Tim McAfee.
Ellie Nicholas, a non-smoker who appears in the campaign both alone and with her partner, shares her story of suffering from asthma due to secondhand smoke. Read more »