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This Free Life: Sample Social Media Content

Here are some sample tweets and Facebook posts you can use to help us promote the “This Free Life” campaign on social media. Questions about how else you can get involved with the campaign? Email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

  • LGBT young adults are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults: fda.gov/tobaccocampaigns. #TobaccoFreeLife
  • FDA’s campaign “This Free Life” aims to prevent & reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adults: fda.gov/tobaccocampaigns. #TobaccoFreeLife
  • FDA’s public health campaign “This Free Life” encourages LGBT young adults to live a #TobaccoFreeLife: fda.gov/tobaccocampaigns.
  • Tens of thousands of LGBT lives are lost to tobacco use each year, underscoring the importance of FDA’s new LGBT tobacco prevention campaign.1 #TobaccoFreeLife
  • Research suggests that tobacco use in LGBT communities escalates more intensely during young adulthood.2 #TobaccoFreeLife
  • FDA’s public health campaign for LGBT young adults encourages a #TobaccoFreeLife: fda.gov/tobaccocampaigns.
  • The “coming out” process faced by most LGBT young adults can lead to tobacco use and negative health consequences.3 #TobaccoFreeLife

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1. Agaku et al. Tobacco Product Use Among Adults – United States, 2012-2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2014; 63(25):542-547.
Gates GJ, Newport F. Special Report: 3.4% of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT. Washington, D.C.: Gallup, Inc.; 2012.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2014.
2. Corliss HL, Wadler BM, Jun HJ, et al. Sexual orientation disparities in cigarette smoking in a longitudinal cohort study of adolescents. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2013; 15(1): 213–222.
3. Blosnich J, Lee JGL, Horn K. A systematic review of the aetiology of tobacco disparities for sexual minorities. Tobacco Control. 2013; 22(2): 66-73.
Corliss HL, Wadler BM, Jun HJ, et al. Sexual orientation disparities in cigarette smoking in a longitudinal cohort study of adolescents. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2013; 15(1): 213–222.
Shires DA, Jaffee KD. Structural discrimination is associated with smoking status among a national sample of transgender individuals. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2015; 18(6): 1-7.
Gamarel KE, Mereish EH, Mamming D, Iwamoto M, Operario D, Nemoto T. Minority stress, smoking patterns, and cessation attempts: findings from a community-sample of transgender women in the San Francisco bay area. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2016; 18(3): 306-313.


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