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The National Health Interview Survey reported on health behavior and outcomes for adults by gender, and for the first time asked about sexual orientation (but not transgender status) and found some of the usual suspects: LGBT folks smoke and drink more, experience more psychological distress, but also are more likely to have health insurance, be up to date on vaccines, and among gay men, are more likely to exercise; unfortunately most media focused on the measure that this survey reported which stated only about 2% of adults identify as LGB, (which was not the most important point; this survey was given in person, and Queer was not a category, people may have underreported LGB status.

In a historic partnership between the CDC’s Tobacco and HIV sections, the new Tips for Former Smokers ad featuring an HIV-positive former smoker (also available in Spanish) is being pushed out through LGBT TV, print and web media advertisements, coordination with grantees in all 50 states and LGBT c...

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