Did You Know?

•        Tobacco Industry advertising has openly targeted gays and
lesbians since 1992, when Philip Morris began running ads in
Genre magazine. 1

•        Smoking prevalence for men in the LGBT community is
about 50% higher than that of men in the general community.  
(27.4% vs. 19.1%)  2

•        Smoking prevalence for women in the LGBT community is
almost triple that of women in the general community.  
(32.5% vs. 11.9%)  3

•        Within the LGBT community, young adults 18-24 have the
highest smoking prevalence (43.7%). 4

•        Estrogen use in women who smoke has demonstrated a
relationship to conditions such as pulmonary embolism, heart
disease, stroke and adverse liver effects. It is likely that these
effects are also present in transsexual women. 5


References

1.  Goebel K., Lesbians and Gays Face Tobacco Targeting.  Tobacco Control 1994;3:
65-67.

2.  LGBT smoking prevalence is from California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Tobacco Use Study, 2004;
General population smoking prevalence is from California Tobacco Survey, 2002.

3.  LGBT smoking prevalence is from California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Tobacco Use Study, 2004;
General population smoking prevalence is from California Tobacco Survey, 2002.

4.   LGBT smoking prevalence is from California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Tobacco Use Study, 2004

5.  Moore, E; Wisniewski, A. (2003). Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual People: A
Review of Treatment Regimens, Outcomes and Adverse Effects.  Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology and Metabolism.  88, 3467-3473.