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Posted by infosalud on July 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM

New viral video encouraging gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.



LAS VEGAS – CRUSH, Las Vegas’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) smokefree brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking. The video is currently promoting a new campaign that asks the gay community in the Las Vegas area to quit smoking for a week with CRUSH. Watch the video here:



“Research indicates that gay, bisexual and transgender men are at least two times more likely to smoke than heterosexual men,” said Malcolm Ahlo, CRUSH Program Director. “This video is meant to resonate with the gay community and drive home the message that smoking can be far more harmful to your health than other more prominent diseases in the gay community.



The inspirational video, which already has more than 3,500 views in the three days since being posted, describes the challenges one man faced growing up gay and how he didn’t overcome all of these just to die from a smoking related disease.



“We know most smokers want to quit, but we also know that it can be difficult and many people struggle to find the motivation to take the first step,” said Ahlo. “We’re hoping people across the country will share this video to draw attention to this issue affecting the LGBT community and give those thinking about quitting the nudge they need to take the first step.”



For over eight years, CRUSH has been encouraging the LGBT community of Las Vegas, NV to live a smokefree and fun lifestyle by hosting smokefree events, motivating and helping LGBT smokers to quit, and by influencing LGBT decision makers to create more smokfree social environments. CRUSH is bringing attention to the fact that young adults in the LGBT community are at least two times more likely to smoke than their straight counterparts. By spreading the CRUSH message and creating awareness of its campaigns, CRUSH helps provide the necessary support to those looking for a healthier, smokefree future.


For more information about Crush:



· Watch the video:


· Check out our website:


· Find us on Facebook:


· HashTag: #QUITwithCRUSH



Please find attached the CRUSH logo to use as needed in any communications about the campaign.


For additional information, please contact:



Malcolm Ahlo


Southern Nevada Health District


Tobacco Control Program



Physical Address: 330 S. Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89127


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3902, Las Vegas, NV 89127


Delivery Address: 700 Desert Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106



Work: 702-759-1265


Cell: 702-460-2946


Fax: 702-759-1416



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