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Page last reviewed: November 1, 2022

Breathe With Pride

The mission of the Breathe With Pride: Houston LGBTQ2IA+ Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative is to reduce the tobacco-related health disparities among the LGBTQ2IA+ communities, and to help implement evidence-based programs and activities focusing on the reduction of tobacco use amid the LGBTQ2IA+ population.

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Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of smoke from a cigarette's burning end and the smoke breathed out by smokers. More than 7,000 compounds are found in secondhand smoking. Hundreds of them are poisonous, and roughly seventy of them can cause cancer.

Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report, 2.5 million adults who were nonsmokers have died because they breathed secondhand smoke.

Secondhand smoke and the harmful chemicals in it are know causes of sudden infant death syndrome, respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children.