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LGBTQ+ Kids face challenges in their lives that most non-LGBTQ+ don’t. HCCA thinks that’s not right! Here is what we are doing.
Why we focus on LGBTQ+ youth and reducing tobacco use.
Any substance use replaces developing diverse strategies to manage challenges.
LGBTQ+ youth: use tobacco more than their peers; are targeted by tobacco companies; face negative experiences because of other’s reaction to their identities; want to fit in and be liked and are more likely to try what they consider to be ‘harmless’ vaping, smoking, chewing, etc.
Tobacco is very addictive, and when people want to stop tobacco use its really hard. Most people can’t quit for many, many years and sometimes never – not without help!