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LGBT People In U.S. Spend An Estimated $7.9 Billion Per Year On Cigarettes

“It really is time for smoking to come out of the closet as the top issue health issue affecting LGBT people today,” a leading LGBT health researcher tells BuzzFeed. New statistics released alongside the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Tobac
BuzzFeed
added Jan 19, 2014 00:40
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[New York] MCCARRON: Tobacco knows: What you see is what you’ll get

In New York City, there are roughly 9,500 tobacco retailers splattered with colorful product displays and signs purposefully placed at kids’ eye level. ... One way to prevent our youth from smoking is to limit their exposure to tobacco marketing and prod
The Villager
added Nov 28, 2013 00:17
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[California] CDC: Smoking is “70% higher in the LGBT community,” burdens healthcare system | VIDEO

Dr. Tim McAfee, director of the CDC’s Office on Smoke and Health, also spoke to San Diego Gay & Lesbian News about the horrific statistics showing that smoking is “70% higher in the LGBT community” than in the straight world. “This is a big, big health
San Diego (CA) Gay and Lesbian News
added Apr 2, 2013 15:36
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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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truth® Calls Out Tobacco Industry for Profiling Disguised as Target Marketing

During tonight’s 59th annual GRAMMY Awards, a new truth campaign called #STOPPROFILING will shine a light on how the tobacco industry deliberately singles out communities that already face adversity and inequality with aggressive marketing tactics that e
PR Newswire
added Feb 12, 2017 21:21
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[Africa, Canada, USA] Big Tobacco sought to enhance own image by fighting AIDS, study says

While such practices continue in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS groups elsewhere have disavowed tobacco funding — one HIV advocate calling the former financial links a “pact with the devil,” the paper notes. The authors say that should be an example f
National Post (ca)
added Apr 8, 2016 17:43
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2014 Weekly

To assess progress toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 objective of reducing the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes to ≤12.0%,* CDC assessed the most recent national estimates of smoking prevalence among adults aged ≥18 years using data f
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 12, 2015 20:50
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The influence of social support on smoking cessation treatment adherence among HIV+ smokers

high prevalence of smoking among people living with HIV (PLWH) is a significant problem. Non-adherence to smoking cessation pharmacotherapy is a barrier for successfully quitting. ...Findings have implications for smoking cessation interventions that seek
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 27, 2015 09:52
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[Montana] Hamilton LGBT group to discuss tobacco marketing strategies

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community are more susceptible to tobacco companies’ marketing ploys because they may feel stressed or may have a strong desire to feel like they fit in, according to Lyndsay Stover of Tobacco Fr
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Jun 20, 2013 20:06
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CDC Targets Anti-Smoking Efforts At LGBT Community: 'This Is A Justice And Equity Issue'

smoking rates among the LGBT community are still disproportionately high. That’s partly because Big Tobacco has specifically worked to target LGBT individuals, who already tend to be particularly susceptible to smoking due to minority stress. And there ha
Think Progress (blog)
added Apr 2, 2013 15:34
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