Tobacco Use Among Sexual Minorities in the USA, 1987 to May 2007: A Systematic Review

Tobacco Use Among Sexual Minorities in the USA, 1987 to May 2007: A Systematic Review

This paper examines the prevalence of tobacco use among sexual minorities in the US through a systematic review of literature from 1987 to May 2007.

Author: J G L Lee , G K Griffin , C L Melvin Source: BMJ Journals Journal: Tobacco Control Journal Details: Vol: 18 Issue: 4, pages 275 - 282 Origin Country: England Publish Date: 2009 Publication City: London Languages: .Resource Type: , , .Resource Topics: , , , , , .Target Audiences: , . Last Modified: 2017-08-08

This paper examines the prevalence of tobacco use among sexual minorities in the US through a systematic review of literature from 1987 to May 2007.

The available evidence points to disparities in smoking among sexual minorities that are significantly higher than among the general population.

The report concludes: “Ongoing, targeted interventions addressing smoking among sexual minorities are warranted in tobacco control programs.”