Smoking rates are higher among LGBTQ+ individuals compared to their heterosexual counterparts. This is due to various factors, such as stress from societal discrimination, socialization within LGBTQ+ communities where smoking may be more common, and targeted marketing by tobacco companies. Moreover, smoking-related illnesses, such as lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases, are significant causes of death among the LGBTQ+ population.
Getting professional help to quit smoking triples your changes of quitting for good.
- You can get free expert counseling by phone, or
You can work with a counselor in person, or
- Use workbooks on your own
- You may also be eligible fore free nicotine replacement patches, gum, and other medications.
Once you’re enrolled in the Delaware Quitline program, your Quit Coach can help you decide which available medicines could help you quite more easily. If you have certain health conditions, talk to your health care provider before using these medicines.
For more information, call the Delaware Quitline at 1 (866) 409-1858.