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American Lung Association Report Shows Increased Tobacco Risk in LGBT Individuals

The risk report says that LGBT youth and young adults are specifically at risk, as they frequent bars and clubs to socialize — places that are usually coupled with tobacco products... “The tobacco industry definitely targets the LGBT community,” Susan, a
SFGN - SouthFloridaGayNews.com
added Dec 16, 2016 16:26
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cigarette smoking has declined among 18-24 year olds but some disparities are cause for concern

The report underscores that smoking disproportionately affects individuals who live below the poverty level, ... Many of the differences in smoking rates can be attributed to specific targeting by the tobacco industry. For instance, tobacco companies targ
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 12, 2016 02:18
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2015

What is added by this report? The proportion of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 (45.1 million smokers) to 15.1% in 2015 (36.5 million smokers), and the proportion of daily smokers declined from 16.9% to 11.4%. However, dispar
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 10, 2016 21:31
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FDA's LGBT Tobacco Campaign Wins Accolades / "This Free Life" launched in 12 markets this spring.

received an Association of National Advertisers' (ANA) Multicultural Excellence Award.... "This Free Life" was created to challenge the perception that tobacco use is a necessary part of LGBT culture. The campaign is designed specifically to reach the 800
Convenience Store News
added Nov 5, 2016 13:46
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Smoking may shorten the lifespan of people living with HIV more than HIV itself

A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that cigarette smoking substantially reduces the lifespan of people living with HIV in the U.S., potentially even more than HIV itself. The report is being published online in t
Science Magazine
added Nov 3, 2016 14:34
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[California] JEAN: A Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop 56 Will Help Save LGBT Lives

Prop 56 will lead to meaningful change by discouraging a new generation of kids, including LGBT youth who are among those being more heavily targeted, from becoming addicted to tobacco. Revenue from Prop 56 will fund health care coverage for low income C
WEHOville (West Hollywood, CA)
added Nov 2, 2016 05:33
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[California] Advocates Use LGBT History Month to Focus On Tobacco Industry's Targeting of Community

With October serving as LGBT history month which includes National Coming Out Day (October 11) groups are using October as an opportunity...Camel has released a mint-flavored product marketed toward the LGBT community as a way for them to “take pride in t
Long Beach (CA) Post
added Oct 29, 2016 14:44
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Local West Hollywood leaders speak out against big tobacco’s heavy marketing to the LGBTQ community

“Big tobacco has a long, well-chronicled track record of targeting young people and LGBTQ people with smoking ads. They don’t care about us; they’re just trying to add to their profits,” said Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath. “They spend millions on deceptiv
LGBT Weekly
added Oct 22, 2016 19:50
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Smoking, drinking rates higher for gays: study

However LGB adults seemed to be more amenable to seeking out treatment for a substance-abuse disorder if one developed. The report found that among adults who required substance use treatment, 15.3 percent of LGB adults received it at a specialty facilit
Washington (DC) Blade
added Oct 22, 2016 20:27
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[California] West Hollywood Councilmembers Duran and Horvath and LGBTQ Community Leaders Gather to Urge Voters to Support Prop 56 and Combat Tobacco-Related Deaths

The campaign’s latest supporters, West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran, Councilmember Lindsey Horvath and local community and advocacy leaders, joined forces with Yes on Prop 56 to stand up to big tobacco’s LGBTQ youth targeted marketing tactics,
Yes on 56.org
added Oct 21, 2016 21:15
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