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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."
Patch.org
added Apr 18, 2013 11:05
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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
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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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Tiny Kentucky Town Passes Ban on Gay Bias

Vicco, population 335, the January meeting of the City Commission came to order. Commissioners and guests settled into patio chairs, bought at a discount and arranged around a long conference table. Those who smoked did. ... representatives of the Fairne
New York Times
added Jan 29, 2013 11:40
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[Massachusetts] Sexual minority youth continue to smoke cigarettes earlier and more often than heterosexuals: Findings from population-based data [FREE FULL TEXT]

though rates of smoking for all youth in Massachusetts have declined since the late 1990s, significant disparities remain between sexual minority and heterosexual youth....targeted tobacco control programs in Massachusetts are needed; perhaps shifts in so
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:55
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tobacco use in lgbt communities

As the LGBT community gained more social and political acceptance, especially in the 1990s, marketers took notice. Industry documents show that tobacco companies were aware of high smoking rates among sexual minorities, and marketing plans show their eff
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 14, 2018 04:07
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How To Drive Down Smoking In Groups That Still Light Up

“There’s a massive disparity in this country in terms of who’s smoking,” says Jeffrey Drope, a researcher at the American Cancer Society and lead author of a study appearing Wednesday in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The highest rates
Oregon Public Broadcasting
added Jan 31, 2018 15:48
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adult smoking rates continue to underscore health disparities

reinforces the fact that tobacco continues to disproportionately affect certain populations. For example, the report found that: Tobacco use ranged from 9 percent among Asians to 26.6 percent among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:41
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The Government Is Spending Over 200K To Get Gay Teens To Stop Smoking

The project — or so called 90-day intervention — includes weekly counseling sessions in addition to the group Facebook posts. Results of the project will be used to design a clinical trial that seeks to determine optimal intervention methods for particul
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:09
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HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs

HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, a new study estimates. Lifesaving antiretroviral drugs have improved life expectancy to the point that patients no
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 18, 2017 23:34
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