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More states have workplace protections for smokers than LGBT workers

The differing protections speak to how slowly lawmakers are adapting to changes in public opinion and state laws. More Americans support LGBT rights and marijuana legalization than ever, but in many states only users of the deadliest drug in the country
Vox Media
added Jul 14, 2014 23:10

Sobering Findings In Recent LGBT Smoking Study

In conjunction with this release CenterLink's Network for LGBT Health Equity has released information about 50 years of impact of smoking on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. After factoring in LGBT prevalence and smoking rates, th
EDGE Network
added Jan 22, 2014 21:30

San Francisco Advocate Honored for Fighting Tobacco-related Disease in the LGBT Community

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people smoke cigarettes at rates nearly 70 percent higher than the general population. Legacy® has long worked to raise awareness of the high prevalence of tobacco use within these communities, highlighti
PR Newswire
added Dec 13, 2013 16:38

SELF: Out With the Old, In With The New Smokes

The jury may still be out on the health effects. But if they have the potential to reduce death and disease, they’re worth further investigation. Add that to the fact that when you light them up, you feel like you’re in a James Cameron movie. Take that,
The Advocate
added Nov 8, 2013 20:37

[UK] Lesbian and gay young people in England twice as likely to smoke and drink alcohol

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to have smoked than their heterosexual peers, according to new research published in BMJ Open
Medical Xpress (
added Aug 29, 2013 12:48

[North Dakota] ND anti-smoking effort targets gay pride festival

A division of North Dakota's Health Department that aims to help smokers quit is putting $2,500 toward reaching people at a gay pride festival in Fargo later this summer, raising questions about whether public money should be used to support specific cau
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 15, 2013 17:46

Tobacco Use by Sexual Identity Among Young Adults in the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study highlights the significant disparities in tobacco use behaviors among sexual minority populations and the critical need to conduct surveillance among these groups.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 22, 2013 13:15

Iowa State Senator Says You've Been 'Bamboozled' Into Accepting Homosexuality - Johnston, IA Patch

"Health risks" from homosexuality are equivalent to those of second-hand smoke, said Sen. Dennis Guth, R-Klemme. Critics blasted the comments as "offensive," "disgusting" and "ignorant."
added Apr 18, 2013 11:05

LGBTQ super-heroes to fight Big Tobacco in Utah

Out of the Smoke, the Utah Pride Center’s anti-tobacco group, is inviting young people, according to the center, "to dust off their spandex, find their capes and get ready to take a stand against Big Tobacco in honor of Kick Butts Day."
Salt Lake Tribune
added Mar 18, 2013 05:05

West Virginia Adult Tobacco Survey (WVATS) (PDF)

For the first time there is smoking prevalence data by sexual orientation. Adults who identify as being Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Transgender have a very high rate of smoking relative to the heterosexual/straight population. Please note the wide confi
Prevention Research Center / Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (West Virginia University)
added Feb 15, 2013 09:26
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