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July 2nd, 2010
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Report: Smoking rate within LGBT community nearly double general population

A startling disparity exists between the smoking rate in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community compared to the general population, concludes a new report released by the American Lung Association.

Researchers combed through more than 40 separate analyses to determine that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are more likely to use tobacco. Specifically, gay men are nearly two and a half times more likely to develop a smoking habit than straight men. Lesbians are twice as likely compared to straight women, and people who are bisexual appear to have the highest risk of all.

To be clear, no one within the LGBT community is more prone to smoking because they're gay. The elevated risks are the result of common factors that are magnified within the LGBT community, namely stress and aggressive marketing techniques by tobacco companies.

The tobacco industry has been a prevalent advertiser in the LGBT community for decades, with a heavy presence in bars, clubs, and newspapers that cater to that population. While tobacco advertisements have nearly disappeared from most mainstream publications, the American Lung Association says that's not the case for LGBT newspapers and magazines. They also argue that direct marketing of tobacco products seems to happen more frequently within LGBT bars and clubs.

"It sort of blows me away, actually", says Bill Blatt, lead author of the America Lung Association report and the Director of Tobacco Programs there.

"Early on...one of the reasons [LGBT] papers were able to keep publishing was because of [the tobacco industry's] constant advertising. But tobacco is a product that when used correctly and as directed, will kill you. Today it's not that the industry is being loyal to this community, they're targeting this community."

"We market to all informed adults," says David Howard, spokesperson for the RJ Reynolds Tobacco company. "It's important that people in this alternative lifestyle... who are adult tobacco consumers, like any other adults, should consider and weigh the health risks associated with using tobacco products. They, just like any other adults, are certainly aware of the risks and can make informed decisions."

Stress is another common risk factor that affects the LGBT community. The American Lung Association says people with different sexual orientations suffer a unique stress from the stigma and homophobia they're regularly confronted with.

"Especially youth," says Blatt. "When they feel pressure or stigma because they're gay, they've been thrown out of their house, they're afraid of being bullied, they pick up smoking for a mental break. Obviously it's a terrible way to take a mental break but it's something that people do."

Blatt hopes that advocates for the LGBT community will consider its high smoking rate as a public health priority.

"Everyone who works on either LGBT issues or tobacco control issues needs to do what they can to help address this problem," he says.

The report is part of the American Lung Association's "Disparities in Lung Health" series.


soundoff (88 Responses)
  1. Tom

    You missed the point of the article. No one is saying that being Gay, Lesbian, or whatever makes you smoke. This is just pointing out a fact that the rate of smoking it double for this group. This points to a need to understand why. Is it that this group is more likely because they tend to hand out at bars more, perhaps they are more stressed out due pressures of conformity, is it being done as a form or rebellion or something people feel empowered doing ie. "No one is going to tell me that i can't be a Gay or Lesbian and no one is going to tell me that i can't smoke either! i can be and do whatever i want" Once we get a clue as to what's going on then this can help target a demographic that needs help with their smoking habit.

    July 2, 2010 at 14:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Fwip

    Nik –

    Did you read the article beyond the headline? The article goes to lengths to affirm exactly what you just said: "To be clear, no one within the LGBT community is more prone to smoking because they're gay. The elevated risks are the result of common factors that are magnified within the LGBT community, namely stress and aggressive marketing techniques by tobacco companies."

    It's not like reading all the way through, say, the first three paragraphs is a taxing mental burden. After all, it's only six sentences. Of course, you probably won't read this comment beyond your own name.

    July 2, 2010 at 14:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Vernon

    That is about right on the advertising note of the article. they have actually come in to bars and given out free smokes to people. it does effect that gay community alot to have heavy funds coming from the cigarette companys and alcohol companies as well ( Absolut nights are super commen in a gay bar) but none the less
    I have seen a huge decline in Seattle for smokers in the gay community's younger gener. the older 35-50 are still heavy smokers. but smoking is still a way to socialize and what not. but now that people in Washington can not long smoke in bars. not so much. it has turned back into the sudo social mis-fits drug of chioce. I just skimmed the artical but I dont think the article stated that being LGBT is going to make increase you risk even though any smart reporter/writer would be smart to do so for more hits and interesting topic disscusion. but it is in your face when you are gay. but so is being buff in shape and healthy and fashion fwd for that matter. so in a since... the gay commiunity is one fat oxymoron... well thats human nature for you. inconsistant.

    July 2, 2010 at 14:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Colin

    It is still considered "IN" for that community to smoke. And it is not limited to cigarettes, hookah, weed, cloves, etc. With many of the younger people of that group those are very common. It is often a more stressful lifestyle due to the reluctance of society to readily accept them. It extends to those who are simply friends of some one who is gay, they quite often get pulled into it as well. Part of it goes along with the age at which many people come out as gay, being around later in high school or college, also a time where many people may pick up smoking to try it or to cope with the stress of school. I know I picked up smoking in college. It could be said that is higher in that group because their personalities lend to it more. Not many gay men are also athletes, so the concern of that is out the window, and they are typically more social and friendly people. Smoking lends a social outlet, and conversation starter etc.

    July 2, 2010 at 14:20 | Report abuse | Reply
    • G-HTown

      Where you live this may be true. Where I live this is no where close to being the case. Smoking is not "the in thing" to do. It is the #1 reason most of us will not want to date a person, thank goodness the city has banned smoking in doors. As for the comment about gay people not being athletes, turn your computer off and go outside, gay people play all sports.
      Do you still smoke?

      July 2, 2010 at 14:45 | Report abuse |
    • Margot707

      "Not many gay men are also athletes" – Huh? Many gay men I know are health nuts who wouldn't go near anyone who smokes. Alcohol and drug use are also higher in the LGBT population. Stress is a very likely contributing factor, not a predisposition.

      July 2, 2010 at 23:17 | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      "Not many gay men are also athletes"

      Not many people in our society are also athletes. I don't think gay men are disproportionately lazy.

      July 3, 2010 at 17:31 | Report abuse |
    • MC

      Colin-how about you not refer to any group of people as "that community?" Talking about LGBT people as if they're inferior to heterosexuals is part of the problem. Also, I wouldn't make any assumptions about gay men's athleticism if I were you.

      July 4, 2010 at 11:40 | Report abuse |
  5. Dave

    Give them a break. They were born that way.

    July 2, 2010 at 14:24 | Report abuse | Reply
    • joe

      They were born smoking?

      July 2, 2010 at 17:07 | Report abuse |
    • jimmy

      Since we're on the subject, it's about time we stop making "moral" judgements on "criminals". After all, morality doesn't exist since there is not such thing as "God" or absolutes. It's what a society deems appropriate. My uncle Joe has been in prison for about 20 years. He got in trouble for stealing even when he was in early grade school; clearly he had innate tendencies for this.
      We need to stop the hating, and recognize crimophobia for what it is, HATE.

      October 22, 2010 at 08:52 | Report abuse |
  6. glen

    maybe you should compress the main picture in the article 4.38 mb is a little big and annoying to have to wait for.

    July 2, 2010 at 14:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Bob

    Gay people smoke because they are stupid...like anyone who smokes.

    But the victimization angle (too much 'stress'!) will allow moonbats to "target a demographic that needs help with their smoking habit"....i.e., angle for tax dollars to waste on a "Gay Smoking Crisis " agency or some other feelgood nonsense.

    July 2, 2010 at 14:52 | Report abuse | Reply
    • anancain

      Bob said the words better than I could. Thanks for the great comment here. McKenzie-I chucke when non believers use God in their speech. God forbid... well you got that part right. God did forbid this lifestyle.

      July 4, 2010 at 08:51 | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Could this be regional? I live in California and only know 1 smoker, and she is straight. I do not know any gay or lesbian smokers.

    July 2, 2010 at 15:33 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Josh

      Well I would imagine that in more liberal and accepting places, like California, the "stress" that leads to smoking is generally non-existent. If I had to guess, I'd say the smoking rate among LGBT is dramatically higher in the South than any other region of the country. (This is where I live)

      July 3, 2010 at 12:53 | Report abuse |
  9. V Saxena

    LOL talk about great motivation to quit smoking. God Forbid people have yet ANOTHER REASON to think I'm gay, although I swear on my glittery balls that I'M NOT!

    July 2, 2010 at 16:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. tom watts

    why don't these anti-smoke nazis just mind there own business and stop trying to be nannys.

    July 2, 2010 at 16:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Reginald

    Why do they call it LGBT? Why do the Lesbians get first letter???

    July 2, 2010 at 18:26 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob

      Ladies 1st?

      July 2, 2010 at 21:49 | Report abuse |
    • McKenzie

      The lesbians get the first letter because the LGBT movement was started by lesbian women.

      July 2, 2010 at 23:19 | Report abuse |
    • dalis

      Because if not for the women, it'd just be GA-AY!

      July 3, 2010 at 04:25 | Report abuse |
  12. SZB

    This is an unintended consequence of trying to stop youth smoking by really cracking down on advertisement and promotion that could possibly be seen by someone under 18. If you are restricted from advertising in mainstream publications (i.e., Time, Sports Illustrated, etc) that have any readership under 18, you are forced to market in publications that you believe don’t have any (or almost any) under 18 readership. Thus, LGBT publications are the logical choice not to get you in trouble. The same goes for bars, you are guaranteed that your promotional events will not have anyone under age in attendance. In most cities a good percentage of the bars with have the demographics you want will be LGBT.

    Unfortunately, most advocates for a cause never seem to understand that there are always unintended consequences when you implement restrictions. They just expect nothing to change except whatever they are against to stop . They are always shocked when the consequences are discovered.

    July 2, 2010 at 19:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Very Cool

    Gay people smoke more because they're cooler than straight people.

    July 2, 2010 at 21:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. so@so.com

    Guess what? They aren't going to have kids, so who cares if they live to be 30..

    July 2, 2010 at 22:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • McKenzie

      Many LGBT people do have kids either through adoption, surrogacy, or IVF. Lesbian and bisexual women still have working anatomy, you know. Additionally, there is value to life beyond procreation. Your life must be rather dull if there's nothing to it besides breeding.

      July 2, 2010 at 23:21 | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      Really, so@so.com? Interesting, considering that I know at least 5 gay men who have become fathers (and very active in their kids' lives, I might add) and countless lesbians.

      July 4, 2010 at 08:43 | Report abuse |
    • jimmy

      Good point. If you had 3 islands, one with straight couples, one with homosexual males, one with homosexual femails, what would happen after about 70 years (assuming there was no contact with members of the other islands)? You'd have only one populated island. Nature defines what's "normal" and not...

      October 22, 2010 at 09:01 | Report abuse |
  15. Ronnie Harper

    We have to smoke because the stress of the right-wing bigotry in this country is so revolting it gives us a constant sense of discomfort and edginess.

    July 2, 2010 at 23:21 | Report abuse | Reply
    • jimmy

      Actually, it's your Conscience .

      October 22, 2010 at 09:03 | Report abuse |
  16. james

    The truth is the community parties alot ! Lots of cocktails, lots of smokin and....well you get the idea.

    July 2, 2010 at 23:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. kazz

    fag
    British slang for "cigarette" (originally, especially, the butt of a smoked cigarette), 1888, probably from fag-end "extreme end, loose piece" (1613), from fag "loose piece" (1486), perhaps related to fag (v.).

    July 2, 2010 at 23:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Ohio Dem

    That is because they are constantly looking to fill a void in their life for the same reasons they are LGBT. Most LGBT's have had poor relationships/history with their gender in the past and are looking to fill that hole now (no pun intended). This is why mothers AND fathers need a GOOD relationship with their children.

    July 3, 2010 at 00:11 | Report abuse | Reply
    • dalis

      ♫ Fathers, be good to your daughters ♫ – before they grow up to smoke cigarettes!

      July 3, 2010 at 04:31 | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      My parents both played (and continue to play) an extremely active role in my life and raised me in a caring, loving environment. I have just as many (if not more) guy friends than girl friends. That means I should be straight, right? Wrong.

      August 9, 2010 at 18:01 | Report abuse |
    • jimmy

      Unfortunately, a good parental environment can be wiped out by the pro-homosexual agenda that children are pounded with starting in early grade school and culminating into "something must be wrong with you if you're not gay" public universities and so called places of "higher" learning.

      October 22, 2010 at 09:14 | Report abuse |
  19. HijabGalore

    Smoking is such addiction that people pay taxes for this drug , which kills millions each year .... still gov ... turns a blind eye just for taxes ... look up the taxes in NY ... gone up again ...

    http://www.hijabgalore.com

    July 3, 2010 at 01:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Hans Franz

    I doubt the smoking rate is elevated in the transgender community, because when they take female hormones, the nicotine can cause blood clots and kill them. They are not doing this to kill themselves, but rather to not have to kill themselves.

    July 3, 2010 at 03:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. k

    being gay is not natural and is some psychological problem, and no I am not a religious freak, so it is no surprise people who are gay are more likely to do other unhealthy things

    July 3, 2010 at 04:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. dalis

    The answer is obvious: LGBT people could totally quit if they wanted to, but they CHOOSE to keep smoking. They smoke because they were recruited to smoke by older smokers when they were young. They were influenced to smoke by popular culture, which sent them inappropriate messages about smoking. Cigarette companies are often accused of targeting young people, but they deny it. Many non-smokers find smoking offensive, but most people tolerate smoking, as long as smokers don't do it in public or around non-smokers. Smokers have to pay higher taxes than non-smokers. They have a myriad of health issues which they bring on themselves by a lifetime of smoking. Some people quit smoking, but continue to crave cigarettes afterwards, even if they haven't smoked in a long time. There is a movement opposed to smoking that spends millions of dollars annually in an effort to ban smoking through state and local ballot initiatives. In some places, this has given rise to separate bars and restaurants for smokers and non-smokers. Incidentally, the Nazis banned smoking, and one pope threatened smokers with excommunication (Pope Urban VII, 1590). Despite all this, a vibrant culture has emerged around smoking, and even non-smokers have internalized that smoking is cool. 😉

    July 3, 2010 at 05:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. SAM

    And Mostly all People use ALCOHOL and Cost Society $ 185 Billion a year Just because of its USe,and DRINKING DOES KILL OTHERS,Smoking DONT..........PERIOD

    July 3, 2010 at 06:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. JWH

    A lot to be nervous about. Disease, shame, and family....not to mention God.

    July 3, 2010 at 07:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. puff

    "K"

    Gets the moron of the week award.

    July 3, 2010 at 08:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. puff

    Sorry
    Christy tied for same

    sick people on this earth

    July 3, 2010 at 08:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Toronto_Queer

    My husband and I are very health conscious and do not smoke. I can't speak for my husband but I don't smoke because I grew up in the Southern U.S. watching people dying around me from cashing in their Marlboro coupons. My body is a gift from God and I cherish it as the temple of my soul.

    July 3, 2010 at 08:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. sakura

    maybe it's just part of the image. The gay men I know all talk a particular way and dress alike in the latest fashions, just like any other clique. Cigarettes seem like accessories. Being gay is counterculture and so are cigarettes.

    July 3, 2010 at 09:21 | Report abuse | Reply
    • MC

      When have cigarettes and smoking ever been counterculture? Even after 40 years of anti-smoking activism, cigarettes are still very mainstream.

      July 4, 2010 at 11:44 | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I have to agree... for years, gay men wanted the image of the Marlboro Man, then it became the Brawny Guy... I think in gay culture the cigarette is an accessory. In Chicago, years ago a real estate company built a building called The Dakota, the ads for the pre-sale of units mentioned the idea that you could roll outta bed, have your morning cigarette and still be in Boystown–it reinforced the image of a gay man as a smoker.

      Given that smokers are becoming increasingly frowned upon, perhaps the gay community will catch on... we can only hope!

      July 4, 2010 at 14:03 | Report abuse |
  29. Jeff

    I'm a gay nonsmoker (aka "breather"). I have noticed the rate of smoking is MUCH higher among LGBTs where I live in southeast Washington state. I have a hard time believing that advertising plays strong a role. Smoking appears to be more accepted within the LGBT community. Stress has a factor, but also environment. Where I live being an out gay man is not well accepted, although it is getting better. Many people meet at the local gay bar for social events. Until recently it was smoked-filled room. So, your friends do it and the place you hang out is already filled with smoke. Might as well join the club. Washington state now has a ban on indoor smoking. It is expected that rate of smoking with drop as a result of the ban and I suspect that the change will be more dramatic within the LGBT community.

    July 3, 2010 at 10:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Annie

    This could be true.....I know lots of gay men who smoke and some that are very health conscious......maybe stress, culture, and some I think – think its cool.......

    July 3, 2010 at 12:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. mike burns

    If a company spends less adertising in a gay or lesbian publication, then they're accused of discriminating. If a company spends more then they're accused of targeting.

    Our masters can always find a way to attack those groups that are politically out of favor. Currently tobacco makers are out of favor. In another day, LGBT were out of favor and they were atacked.

    July 3, 2010 at 12:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Josh

    They've confirmed what I always suspected as a gay man. I don't smoke, but it seems like the vast majority of gay men do. And the worst part, because I won't date anyone who smokes, it that seems like the best looking guys are smokers 100% of the time.

    July 3, 2010 at 12:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Mason

    Somehow I doubt excessive cigarette advertising in gay bars and gay magazines is convincing gays to pick up cigarettes for the first time. Maybe cigarette advertising convinces kids to start, but not adults. At best it will convince a current smoker to try another brand and eventually switch.

    Instead, consider that most OPEN gays and lesbians are, 1) between the ages of 18-49 and 2) liberal minded. Studies from the Pew Research Center show that, 1) individuals between the ages of 18-49 are 60% more likely to smoke than the rest of the population, and 2) liberals are 66% more likely to smoke than conservatives. It's clear that any study within the LGBT community will lead to an upward selection bias. If cigarette companies DO advertise disproportionately to the LGBT community, it's probably their attempt to exploit the preexisting social phenomenon that gays and lesbians tend to smoke more than straight men and women.

    In other words, this article has it backwards. Advertising isn't causing people to smoke, it's the smokers that draw in the advertising.

    July 3, 2010 at 13:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. alan

    it's because the LGBT community is a tribal community that seeks to have likenesses. it is nothing but memetic behavior by a social group that feels the sting of minority pressure.

    July 3, 2010 at 13:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. matejoh

    Like too many others, I feel the need to express my uninformed opinion with people who don't care. LGBT's also use more lube, hair gel, hair dye, piercings, etc. than general population. Quick, someone find a trend!

    July 3, 2010 at 14:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. NRKey

    I'm not surprised. I suppose the addiction rate to all substances is higher, as well as depression and suicide, given the stressors these groups face. Some of the unkind remarks on this forum are examples of the hatred they face everyday.

    July 3, 2010 at 15:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • jimmy

      After all "hate" = anyone that disagrees with me.

      October 22, 2010 at 09:21 | Report abuse |
  37. Tony

    Smoking is a choice, regardless of what "group" you're talking about. So whats the bg deal? Why are these "groups" any more important than other people when it comes to smoking? Are they special? Dont other people, besides these "groups" have stress....depression....suicides? These "groups" arent any better than any other people! So stop trying to make it sound that way!!!

    July 3, 2010 at 16:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Pisces

    These groups smoke more because they are subject to the stress of living in a world where they don't feel as if they fit in. Some have to lead double lives. Some have self hate because they don't want to be gay, bi or whatever. Some are ousted by their families because of who they are attracted to. They are constantly shown ads of what is "normal" on commercials etc. and they know they are not that. They have a hard time asking someone out because they don't want to offend someone who is straight. They have to constantly fight for rights that straight Americans are entitled to although they pay the same taxes. They have it much harder than a straight person in many ways. I think all of this combined makes them smoke to relieve their stress.

    July 3, 2010 at 17:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Alex

    Christy
    You're a vicious, narrow minded, ignorant, moron!!!
    Hope that when you have a child of your own he/she is gay...just to see if you still feel the same way!
    You are definitely a piece of work!

    July 3, 2010 at 23:20 | Report abuse | Reply
    • jimmy

      Alex, stop the straight HATING.

      October 22, 2010 at 09:24 | Report abuse |
  40. CharlieToucan

    Christy, get an education. It willdo wonders for you.

    July 4, 2010 at 01:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. CharlieToucan

    God mademan in her own image, gay, straight, black, white, all that makes us us is what makes god great.

    July 4, 2010 at 01:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Bob

    What kills me is that most gays and lesbians have better educations than their straight counterparts and they continue to smoke! I think a lot of it has to do with idea that cigarettes prevent food cravings and therefore keeps them thinner. I am a gay man, and I think smoking is repugnant–there is no redeeming quality in it and my partner feels the same way... our room mate on the other hand smokes like a chimney and it is gross, thank God he smokes outside!

    July 4, 2010 at 10:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Dennis

    There is nothing more annoying than a narrow minded, bigoted heterosexual.

    July 4, 2010 at 12:13 | Report abuse | Reply
    • jimmy

      Stop the heterosexual HATING

      October 22, 2010 at 09:25 | Report abuse |
  44. Allen

    As an "out" adult gay male (and a nonsmoker, but with may friends who are or were), I can assure you there are two main reasons for gays to be heavy smokers. One, many gays are cliquish followers...because they felt "excluded" from so much during younger life, they want to do whatever it takes to fit in to their new social group. If they perceive that smoking is cool (yes, this is very high school mentaility) they'll do it. (On the flipside, as already mentioned above, others do the exact opposite and become tiresomely addicted to exercise, weight-lifting and food deprivation in the quixotic quest for perfection and popularity. The thinking behind the two is the same, however). Second, there's still that wrong idea circulating that smoking keeps you thin, or at least from gaining weight. Almost ALL gay men are paranoid of weight gain and aging, and lighting up offers an easy way to avoid that. Yes, smoking is jaw-droppingly moronic, and no one born in the past 40 years has an excuse to do it. However, these are the two main reasons that gay men do.

    July 4, 2010 at 12:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. samiam

    I havent seen anylne comment that smoking is a bit of a rebellious activity......sexual activity outside of the traditional mainstream heterosexual experience is also, on a relative basis, a revebellious activity. Some portion of the LGBT community is there to be rebels...

    July 4, 2010 at 13:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Gene

    There was once a boycot in protest of Philip Morris's support of anti-gay Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.. But it was ended with a large infusion of PM money.

    "This settlement . . . represents us taking money from walking over the bodies of those killed by cigarettes," William Dobbs of the New York chapter of ACT UP said. He called the agreement "despicable," saying that taking money from a cigarette company was like "stepping over thousands of dead" to help AIDS victims.

    He asked PM VP of Corparate Affairs Guy Smith IV, "Is it [the donation] linked to the people you kill every year?"

    July 4, 2010 at 21:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Justin

    I appreciate this article for bringing to our attention a population of people who are at greater risk of tobacco abuse, but I do not appreciate its assertion that direct advertising and increased worldly stressors are the underlying cause of higher rates of abuse. I believe there's also something to be said for a lifestyle of disinhibition and/or antiestablishment ideology playing a large role in this correlation between population and illness. That is to say, if GLBT individuals weren't spending much of their time inside bars, the heavy advertising therein would not affect them. Additionally, increased stress in an individual's life does not cause one's poor decisions. Consider the stress of medical school or residency and the minute fraction of smokers in either of those groups. Perhaps, more likely, poor coping skills are the confounding variable in this questionable study.

    July 5, 2010 at 12:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Donna

    Maybe you are right that lesbians, gays and bisexual people smoke more than general population. However, I don't believe that all the people from this group are smoker. I'm sure that general population smoke much more cigarettes than others. For example, I'm not lebian or bisexual but I like to smoke, especially not expencive cigs which I usually buy at http://www.cigs4girls.com/.

    July 19, 2010 at 13:58 | Report abuse | Reply
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    October 4, 2010 at 22:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. salma gul

    Smoking is such addiction that people pay taxes for this drug , which kills millions each year!

    October 24, 2010 at 03:14 | Report abuse | Reply
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