Youth Tobacco Prevention

For more than 15 years, Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center has worked on initiatives to address tobacco prevention for LGBTQ folks throughout Washington state, and advocated with other community groups for a meaningful investment in a comprehensive response to youth tobacco use and vaping.

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the country, and high school e-cigarette use is at an epidemic level, increasing 78% year-over-year.* Those most likely to be affected include youth of color and LGBTQ youth, whose rates of smoking far outpace any other groups.

Questions?

For questions about Youth Tobacco Prevention, please email info@gaycity.org.

*FDA Youth Tobacco information

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among
Youth

How Does Washington State Measure Up?

Tobacco Free Kids State Report

Tobacco Prevention and Control infographic