We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people that want to help our community members live longer and healthier by encouraging them to live smokefree.
CRUSH has four goals:
- Encourage smokefree LGBT people in Las Vegas to stay smokefree.
- Motivate LGBT smokers to quit smoking.
- Help LGBT smokers quit smoking.
- Influence LGBT decision makers to create more smokefree environments, such as smokefree club nights and venues.
Everyone knows that smoking leads to disease and eventually kills 1/3 of its customers. Unfortunately, this affects the LGBT community more than others. While only 20% of American adults smoke tobacco, over 40% of LGBT adults smoke. This leads to more tobacco deaths within our community. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier because of tobacco.
Could you imagine what a veteran LGBT activist, scientist, author, or entertainer could do with 10 more years? For CRUSH, this is unacceptable and we are passionate about changing it.