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01 July 2010

Gays, lesbians more likely to smoke

Gay, bisexual and transgender men are 2 to 2.5 times more likely to smoke than heterosexual men.

Gay, bisexual and transgender men are 2 to 2.5 times more likely to smoke than heterosexual men, according to a new American Lung Association report that examines tobacco use in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

"Like other groups disproportionately affected by tobacco use, including African Americans and Native Americans, the LGBT population needs targeted efforts to reduce smoking rates, which ultimately save lives," he added. - (HealthDay News, July 2010)

 

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