Resource Recap: Emerging information in LGBT Tobacco Disparities

The Network will be posting links to new publications and articles regarding LGBT tobacco disparities.  Check out what this year has offered us so far!

In the media…

Big tobacco’s role in denying us rights is highlighted in the Advocate, exposing how tobacco money helped the anti-marriage campaign in Maine this past November.

California LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership Ad

Premiered at this past December’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute, the California LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership produced an ad saluting 40 LGBT elected officials who have signed a statement that they will not accept tobacco industry contributions.

Check out the media release from our neighbors north of the border, the Canadian Cancer promoting smoke-free lifestyles in Ontario’s lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.

The Iowa Family Policy Center released a statement last month that same-sex marriage is more

destructive than smoking. Wait until you see how they validate their argument.

Much discussion has been brewing regarding emerging trends in smokeless tobacco.  Check out what 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and CNN had to report on the issue.

In research…

Menthol cigarettes are highly addictive with negative consequences, despite popular misconceptions

Tobacco use was linked to worse outcomes in HPV-positive head and neck cancer. according to a  University of Michigan study, suggesting that more aggressive treatment regimines be implemented with current or former tobacco consumers.

Wake Forest University researchers published a study showing that self-identified gay male college students were 3.27 times more likely to have smoked cigarettes n the last 30 days than straight college men.

Results released in the Journal of Pediatrics last month concluded that smoking has negative implications for the distress of LGB youths, especially those reporting high levels of stress or few supports, suggesting the incorporation smoking cessation in interventions and supportive services for LGB youth to “maximally alleviate distress.”

A new study published in the current issue of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research reports that menthol smokers are more likely to believe that menthol cigarettes have medicinal properties and that menthol cigarettes are less hazardous than regular cigarettes.

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