LGBTQ Tobacco/Nicotine Facts

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual New Mexicans use tobacco at a rate 50% higher than heterosexual people.

[LGB (25.1%) vs. heterosexual (16.1%) Source: 2016-2018 NM BRFSS]

 

Bisexual adults in New Mexico use tobacco at twice the rate of straight adults.

[NM-IBIS, 2015-2017 https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/indicator/view/TobaccoSmokeAdult.SexOr.html]

 

More than half of gay and lesbian youth have used a tobacco or nicotine product compared to 30% of straight youth. 

[NM-IBIS, 2017 https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/indicator/view/TobaccoOverallPrevYouth.SexOr.html]

 

59% of NM adult cigarette smokers made a serious quit attempt in the past year.

(2016-2018 BRFSS, IBIS query: https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/query/result/brfss/SmokeQuitAtt/SmokeQuitAttCrude11_.html)

 

NM only recently started collecting information on transgender populations. Those data regarding tobacco use will be available in the coming years.

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual New Mexicans use tobacco at a rate 50% higher than heterosexual people.

[LGB (25.1%) vs. heterosexual (16.1%) Source: 2016-2018 NM BRFSS]

 

Bisexual adults in New Mexico use tobacco at twice the rate of straight adults.

[NM-IBIS, 2015-2017 https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/indicator/view/TobaccoSmokeAdult.SexOr.html]

 

More than half of gay and lesbian youth have used a tobacco or nicotine product compared to 30% of straight youth. 

[NM-IBIS, 2017 https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/indicator/view/TobaccoOverallPrevYouth.SexOr.html]

 

59% of NM adult cigarette smokers made a serious quit attempt in the past year.

(2016-2018 BRFSS, IBIS query: https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/query/result/brfss/SmokeQuitAtt/SmokeQuitAttCrude11_.html)

 

NM only recently started collecting information on transgender populations. Those data regarding tobacco use will be available in the coming years.

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