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2010-03-15: New York Report Shows LGBs smoke more than general population

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Smoking and attitudes on smokefree air laws among club-going young adults (NY)

A report was released assessing the smoking rates and support for indoor smoking bans among club-going young adults in New York City. Almost half of the sample was smokers. It was found that gay, lesbian, and bisexual young adults were more likely to be smokers compared to the heterosexual participants, and that there were no differences in smoking rates among gender and race. A majority of both smokers (57.8%) and nonsmokers (77.3%) supported the smoking ban. An abstract of the report can be found at, which was published in the September issue of Social Work in Public Health.

Courtesy of tobacco free press, published by tobacco free network