Queer As Smoke

Kirklees Wellness Service has teamed up with the Queer as Smoke campaign Queer as Smoke | The Brunswick Centre to support LGBTQ+ smokers. This campaign was launched by the local charity the Brunswick Centre as part of its work to raise awareness among the community and service providers. The campaign is visible across social media and targeted work at local LGBTQ+ Pride events has been carried out.

Smokefree is for everyone

  • LGBTQ+ people are 46% more likely to smoke than the general population. The reasons behind this increased likelihood to smoke are varied with research showing that LGBTQ+ people experience more stress, anxiety and poor mental health including depression. It is already well established that people with poor mental health are more likely to smoke.
  • Continuing to smoke is often not a personal choice, but an addiction, with most smokers saying they want to quit.
  • There is strong evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBTQ+) people smoke more than the wider population. This means that LGBTQ+ people are at increased risk of smoking-related illness.

Quitting smoking is going to be one of the best decisions you make! You are three times more likely to have a successful quit attempt by seeking support. We are here for LGBTQ+ communities and are ready to help you stop smoking for good! For more information please see the Wellness Service Smoking Cessation page Stop Smoking | Kirklees Wellness Service and the Brunswick centre page Smoking Cessation | The Brunswick Centre. Alternatively, you can make a referral right now by clicking on the “Refer to Wellness Service”.

Refer to the Wellness Service