Missouri Researchers Find LGBT Community Smokes More

Researchers at the University of Missouri found that 35-40 percent of the LGBT community smoke compared to just 21 percent of the general population. Responding to the data, the Missouri Foundation for Health is investing in smoking cessation and education programs that specifically target the LGBT community. The Center for American Progress released an issue brief in May pointing out how tobacco companies disproportionately advertise menthol cigarettes in LGBT venues and to other minority communities.