Topics :: smoking

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

Sobering Findings In Recent LGBT Smoking Study

By EDGE | Friday Jan 17, 2014
LGBT communities spent $7.9 million dollars per year on their top health burden, smoking. This is 65 times as much money as the Funders for LGBTQ Issues report all foundations spend on LGBT funding.

Sloan Kettering Holds One-Day Conference on LGBT Cancer

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 17, 2014
The National LGBT Cancer Network, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are presenting a one-day conference on Cancer in the LGBT Communities on January 18 in NYC.

Surgeon General Urges New Resolve to End Smoking

By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Jan 17, 2014
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

New Year, New Resolve

By Elliot Owen | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
It’s a new year and during January, many smokers will try kicking the habit that, according to the American Lung Association, causes more than 443,000, or one in five, American deaths each year.

Legacy Helps LGBTs Quit Smoking

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 3, 2014
Did you know that gays smoke nearly 70 percent more than others, and tobacco companies target them specifically? This year, kick that butt with help from Legacy.

Lung Cancer Scans Urged for Some Smokers, Not All

By Lauran Neergaard | Wednesday Jan 1, 2014
Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday -- even as they stressed that the tests aren’t for everyone.

Woman Featured in Stark CDC Anti-Smoking Ads Dies

By Mike Stobbe | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
Terrie Hall, a North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer.

ND Anti-Smoking Effort Targets Gay Pride Festival

Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
A division of North Dakota’s Health Department that aims to help smokers quit is putting $2,500 toward reaching people at a gay pride festival in Fargo, raising questions about whether public money should be used to support specific causes.