Fort Wayne Pride has partnered with Indiana Board of Health and Indy Pride to reduce smoking rates in our community. The LGBTQ community has a higher rate of smoking because of the industry targeting our community starting in the early 1990s. Tobacco kills more people than auto accidents, illegal drugs, alcohol, suicide, and HIV combined.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Overall, 20.6 percent of LGB adults and 35.5 percent of transgender adults smoke cigarettes compared to 14.9 percent of straight adults.
LGBTQ people are almost twice as likely to vape as their heterosexual peers.
480,000 people die each year in the US from tobacco-related issues.