Tobacco kills people
First things first. Tobacco - smoke it, snuff it, chew it - kills people. CDC data says smokers live 10 years less on average. Let's put that in perspective.
Not just any people
It would be perfect if tobacco just killed homophobes*, right? Too bad it doesn't work that way.
And it's not like tobacco is just accidentally killing us. You know, collateral damage. No. We're being targeted. Maybe you've seen some of these?
* Just kidding! We want them to live to see the coming world where our loves, lives, and gifts are equal. We want them to have a long time left, living in ourworld!
What Would You Do With 10 Years?
If you smoke or consume tobacco, what would you do with 10 years? Who would you love? Would it mean getting to celebrate your thirtieth anniversary with the person you love? Would it mean seeing your kids graduate from college and join a world that grew up thinking we belong, that sees us as a source of pride and diversity, and not a group to hate or loathe?
Or maybe it isn't you tobacco is killing. Maybe it's your partner, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, significant other, lover, best friend. Who do you want to keep in your life for ten more years?
So What's Next?
So you've probably figured out by now, that we're not the kind of people who just lay down and die. We don't let anyone kill the people we love. No, when the system is killing us, well, we only see one option.