Event: Tobacco Use in LGBT Communities

Aisha participates in event hosted by Legacy on tobacco use in LGBT Communities and discusses her work to regulate menthol cigarettes which disproportionately harm LGBT people of color.  Read her issue brief on the subject here: Flavored Disease and Death for Minorities: Why the FDA Must Ban Menthol Cigarettes.

WATCH VIDEO: Tobacco Use in LGBT Communities: Why LGBT People Smoke So Much & What Can Be Done About It

Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. use tobacco at much higher rates. Why do LGBT Americans smoke so much, and what initiatives have succeeded in reducing LGBT tobacco use? Legacy and HRC hosted a panel discussion on December 11, 2012 exploring these questions.