Research shows that LGBTQ+ communities have higher rates of smoking than the general population.
- 11% of the general Australian population smoke daily (15)
- Amongst gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Australia, 16% smoke daily (15)
- 18% of lesbian, bisexual and queer women (cis and trans) living in Sydney smoke daily (16)
- 18.4% of people living with HIV in Australia smoke daily (17)
There is no data on trans and gender diverse populations and smoking in Australia, however in one national US study 35.5% of trans people smoke daily (18), and in another study from San Francisco 62.3% of trans women smoke daily (19).