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[UK] Gays encouraged to quit smoking for Stoptober

This month gays – who are more likely to be smokers than straight people – have been encouraged to give up smoking. ...A gay men’s health charity GMFA representative said previously: “Sadly, smoking is much more common amongst the LGBT community than the (uk)
added Oct 2, 2014 09:16
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[Australia] ACON campaign to reduce smoking amongst lesbian women

The NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has announced ACON will receive funding from the NSW Cancer Institute for a new project aimed at reducing the high rates of smoking among lesbians and same sex attracted women (SSAW).
Gay News Network (au)
added Sep 13, 2014 20:44

[North Carolina] Congressman Says Everyone Should Be Free To Smoke And Fire Gay People

Republican Robert Pittenger compared the right to fire LGBT workers to the right to smoke cigarettes on private property. After assuring ThinkProgress that he “respects everyone” and “loves people,” Pittenger said he believes companies should have the rig
Think Progress (blog)
added Sep 8, 2014 16:34

LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being / Significant differences seen in financial and physical well-being elements

A variety of factors could contribute to LGBT women's disproportionately lower physical well-being. A recent analysis of the 2013 National Health Interview Survey reported higher levels of smoking and alcohol consumption among LGB women than among non-LG
Gallup Organization
added Aug 25, 2014 09:01

LETTER: Michigan needs to focus on tobacco prevention

The tobacco industry spends millions of dollars a year on sponsorships for pride events and advertising meant to make buying tobacco products seem like an expected part of LGBT identity and community....Michigan has one of the most under-funded tobacco pr
Macomb (MI) Daily
added Aug 15, 2014 14:30

KOH: The Tobacco Fight Is Far From Over

As I conclude more than five years of service as the Assistant Secretary for Health, it is my fervent hope that we can someday relegate the tobacco epidemic to the history books. Let us stop this suffering once and for all and give our kids a fighting cha
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 4, 2014 11:35

MAKADON: Many Still Don't Realize Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

Clearly public health outreach is critical to help LGBT people -- and clinicians -- understand how smoking disproportionately affects the LGBT community. In recognition of LGBT Pride Month in June, the CDC released an enlightening video called "Smoking W
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:09

How Many Americans Are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual?

annual National Health Interview Survey...Adults who identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual reported some different behaviors and concerns — for example, more alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking — than those who said they were straight.
New York Times Blogs
added Jul 22, 2014 10:05

Tobacco Deal Gives Menthol Critics a New Soapbox

sets up a fresh showdown between the tobacco industry and foes who say mint-flavored cigarettes pose a threat to black smokers and youths. For Reynolds, Newport was the biggest selling point in yesterday’s $25 billion agreement to acquire its tobacco riv
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 17, 2014 09:55
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MAKADON: Op-ed: When Will We Finally Stop Smoking?

we owe it to our families, our friends, and the LGBT community to continue to improve awareness that rates of smoking―and its ultimate impact on health―impact LGBT people at far higher rates than the general population.
The Advocate
added Jul 16, 2014 19:19
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