Smoking and tobacco/nicotine use is higher in LGBTQ individuals, putting them at a higher risk for many health problems, including those of the lungs. However, quitting lowers the risk. Our LGBTQ Affirming Providers offer a full range of care, including advanced evaluation, screening and cancer-risk reduction services such as a Smoking Cessation Program to help patients quit smoking.
Smoking is also linked to other lung conditions such as bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. Our LGBTQ Affirming pulmonologists in the Temple Lung Center help patients with lung diseases breathe easier and lead more active lives.
Get to know our doctors and request an appointment online or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536).