Smoke-Free Policies Help Decrease Smoking Rates for LGBT Population

Newswise imageTobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking among lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals is higher than among heterosexual adults–nearly 24 percent of the LGBT population smoke compared to nearly 17 percent of the straight population. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found evidence of lower smoking prevalence and greater intentions to quit among the LGBT smokers who live in communities with smoke-free policies.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/673886/?sc=c125

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