Health campaign targets smoking in LGBT community

November 22, 2013 5:36 AM

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Health campaign targets smoking in LGBT community

A countywide effort seeks to reduce smoking rate among gays, lesbians and bisexuals, which is 50% higher than it is among heterosexuals.

Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults in Los Angeles smoke at a rate more than 50% higher than their straight counterparts and suffer disproportionately from the ill effects of tobacco use, health officials reported Thursday at the introduction of a new countywide campaign to stamp out the habit.

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