(Just in the US!)
OH MY GOD!
That would be money enough to fund, like, lots of LGBT homeless youth shelters (I’m no economist). OH MY GOD! 7.9 Billion Dolares! Holy fuck!
That’s 371,734,500,000.00 PHP! OH MY GOD! THAT’S MORE MONEY THAN I CAN EVEN COMPREHEND!
“It’s a brutal truth,” says the Network’s Director, Dr. Scout, “We’re spending more on something that kills us than everyone else is spending to help us.”
According to Scout, LGBT smoking disparities have been documented with a series of studies over several decades, but the 2012 National Adult Tobacco Survey marked the first time a national surveillance instrument reported LGBT smoking prevalence. In that survey, 32.8 percent of LGBT respondents smoked, versus 19.5 percent of others.
“LGBT people smoke at rates that are 68 percent higher than the general population,” notes Scout, “and the 50 years of Surgeon General’s reports just show us how effectively lethal tobacco is.”
oh my god!
(this is partly why I’ll never be a journalist or a television reporter or anything like that, because most of my pieces or segments would probably consist of me screaming in terror and confusion after revealing the facts.)
Network for LGBT Health Equity