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LGBT Smoking Rates Twice That of Straights — UIC Prof Has Ways To Help

Gays and lesbians smoke at twice the rate of straight people, a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher notes in a paper that offers five ideas to reduce the trend. The paper, produced by a team led by UIC clinical psychologist Phoenix Matthews, sai
DNAinfo
added Jul 18, 2017 13:36
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EDITORIAL: A promising decline in teen smoking

The FDA, however, has delayed the enforcement of new regulations on e-cigarettes and cigars. Delays are commonplace in new administrations, but it is important that the agency take up these stricter standards after the three-month postponement. It would
Washington Post
added Jul 17, 2017 13:05
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POSITION STATEMENT: Support Policies to Reduce Smoking Disparities for Gender and Sexual Minorities (PDF)

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Include gender and sexual minorities in all local, state, and national surveys of smoking behaviors. 2. Include specific messaging for gender and sexual minorities in all media campaigns aimed at increasing education and outrea
Society of Behavioral Medicine
added Jul 11, 2017 17:04
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[Illinois] Closing the gap between gay, heterosexual smokers

“Monitoring of tobacco use at the local, state and national levels does not include gender and sexual minorities, and it should. “If we have this data we can begin to develop targeted educational and outreach campaigns in those communities, which we hope
University of Illinois at Chicago
added Jul 11, 2017 17:00
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[North Carolina] Civil rights activists raise alarm over Trump's DOJ pick

has represented such companies as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co... "Dreiband has made a career going against women and LGBT rights," McCurdy said, noting his defense of the University of North Carolina in the "bathroom bill" case.
CNN
added Jul 2, 2017 14:24
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[California] SF bans sale of menthol cigarettes, may eliminate at least $50.5M in tobacco sales

prohibits retailers from selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing tobacco and flavored liquids containing nicotine used in electronic cigarettes, which disproportionately impact the LGBT and black communities. “We
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added Jun 21, 2017 20:12
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Prevalence and correlates of smoking among people living with HIV in South Africa

As long-term HIV care continues to improve, more people living with HIV (PLWH) will die of diseases, including tuberculosis, for which smoking plays an important causal role. The prevalence of smoking is markedly higher among PLWH in high-resource settin
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 21, 2017 18:06
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[California] one trend that’s changing pride festivals for the better

Fast forward to San Francisco Pride 2017: the festival organization is one of many LGBT-serving groups in the city that has adopted a tobacco-free policy—meaning it doesn’t accept tobacco industry funding, and it is now a completely tobacco-free event in
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 19, 2017 20:42
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Qualitative exploration of a smoking cessation trial for people living with HIV in South Africa

Future smoking cessation interventions need to target barriers at multiple levels. Increasing the supply and duration of NRT may increase its effectiveness. Other behavioral approaches such as group counseling or peer counseling could hold promise in thi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 16, 2017 21:47
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Tobacco is a Social Justice Issue: Why the LGBT Community is Among the Hardest Hit by Smoking

It is not an accident that smoking rates among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are twice the rate for the general population. For decades, African Americans, low-income neighborhoods, LGBTQ communities and those with mental illness have been
PR Newswire
added Jun 14, 2017 16:31
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