Ohio tries to reduce smoking rates among queer teens

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Try as they might, straight campaigns against smoking don't seem to be working on gay teens.
The Ohio Department of Health plans to spend up to $60,000 to help reduce smoking rates among gay and lesbian teens. It’s a small part of a $1.6 million federal grant it has to address chronic health issues in the state. But the money goes after a big problem. Nationwide, supposedly 59 percent of queer teens smoke. How the feds came up with that percentage is anyone’s guess, since it’s impossible to survey a population where half are still in the closet. But the feds nonetheless estimate that queer teens light up more than double the rate of their breeder counterparts…

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