Queer as Smoke

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Vaping LGBTQ+ Stop Smoking Survey Smoking Cessation

'Queer as Smoke' aims to raise awareness of smoking in LGBTQ+ communities and promote local smoking cessation provision, including the offer of vaping, in Kirklees and Calderdale.

As Queer people we are more likely to smoke than the general population. In fact, LGBTQ+ people are one and a half times more likely to smoke cigarettes than our straight counterparts.

Stu Hosker, Co-Founder, Queer Voices Heard


You don’t have to quit smoking on your own - Kirklees Wellness Service offers support to quit and they can prescribe E-cigarettes, also known as vapes or ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) vaping products to help you quit.

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Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale are also offering vapes as an aid to stop smoking (alongside Nicotine Replacement Therapy and behavioural support).

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LGBTQ+ Stop Smoking Survey

Calderdale and Kirklees Council Public Health teams want to support their local residents to quit smoking which will improve their health outcomes and reduce inequalities. We are aware that there are higher levels of smoking and low take up of stop smoking services among our LGBTQ+ communities and we are keen to get feedback from community members so we can improve access and support for our LGBTQ+ residents.

As a LGBTQ+ community member, you will have a valuable contribution to make to this agenda and to support and improve the health and wellbeing of other LGBTQ+ residents.

The questionnaire will take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be treated with confidence.

This survey is only for Calderdale and Kirklees residents.

Click here to complete the survey.

Smoking Cessation

For more information about our smoking cessation service, click here.