Smoking in LGBTQ Community

Hey peoples. I've came across an article ( that might be interesting for people in this community. It states that young people from this community are twice as likely to smoke. I am shocked by this fact and to be honest I don't think that must be true, because I don't smoke - and my friends don't smoke as well. What do you think about it?

I think that is probably true. I am only lesbian I know who doesnt smoke. I think its partly a cultural thing, partly a coping mechanism. I think that there is still a lot of homophobia around.

Are you concerned about smoking in relation to cervical cancer? I just thought I would check the forum to see if there were any lesbians with cc using it.

Love, Juley