Fact: LGBTare 40%- 70% more likely to smoke than non LGBT
Fact: The tobacco industry targets the LGBT community for new smokers
Fact: Half of all people who smoke will ultimately die from it-- tobacco kills more GLBTA people than any other health issue
Everyone deserves their right to breathe smokefree air where they work and play. Check out our sister site at smokefreeanchorage.org for more info on why smokefree is great for health and great for business.
Did you know the average successful quitter has tried *11* times? Never 'quit' quititng! The good news is that there is lots of help out there, including a quitline that gives free patches, and free online programs that can help you quit- for good.
Supporting a loved one who is struggling to quit or isn't ready to quit yet can be difficult. Check out the American Cancer Society's tips for protecting yourself from secondhand smoke and providing the encouragement that can mean the difference between staying quit and not.
Special thanks to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network, who collected all of these media examples. Visit www.lgbttobacco.org for the details.
.The mission of the Smokefree Anchorage Coalition is to work with community members, civic organizations, health professionals, students, teachers, and policy makers to prevent and reduce addiction and disease caused by tobacco products.
The American Lung Asociation has been "fighting for air" in Alaska since the early 20th century. Today, ALA is working towards clean air, healthy lungs, and smokefree spaces.
February 27, 2013
We are excited to start to planning our activites for this year's Pridefest. We are in support of a completely smoke free event, and received great feedback from the attendees last year! 80% of the 2012 attendees, both smokers and non-smokers, are in support of our movement. We will keep you updated and let you know of our future plans. If you have any questions visit alaskapride.org. See you this spring!
Oct 20, 2012
Alaska Pride Conference was held in Anchorage on October 20, 2012. This year's conference included the second annual Youth Summit which attracted youth from all over Alaska, not just Anchorage. Don't worry, we will be back next year with more slinky's.Thanks to the other vendors, the Millenium Hotel and Alaska Pride for allowing us to showcase our information.
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