Sexual-Orientation Disparities in Cigarette Smoking in a Longitudinal Cohort Study of Adolescents

Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 05/25/2012

Sexual–orientation minorities are at greater risk for smoking during adolescence and emerging adulthood than heterosexuals. Disparities are larger in females and evident in early adolescence. Prevention and cessation efforts should target this population, preferably beginning in early adolescence.

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