At the Crossroads: Tobacco Use and Adverse Childhood Experiences Among LGB Youth

Research has shown that youth who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), use tobacco at significantly higher rates than those who identify as heterosexual.[1] Evidence suggests that these disparities in tobacco use are driven by factors including social stigma and discrimination, tobacco industry marketing and limited access to effective tobacco treatment. This has provided evidence for researchers to advocate recognizing the LGBTQ population as a priority for tobacco prevention and cessation services.