LGBT Tobacco Infograph Citations


Below are the citations for the “It’s time for smoking to come out of the closet” infograph:

Number breakdown: How much money do LGBT’s spend on cigarettes per year in the US?

317,366,702 US population[1]
(multiply by) 3.5% Percentage of US population that is LGBT[2]
= 11,107,834.57 Number of LGBT people in the US
(multiply by) 32.8% Percent of LGBT who smoke[3]
= 3,643,369.74 Number of LGBT smokers
(multiply by) 19.67 Average number of cigarette/day smoked by LGBT[4]
= 71,665,082.77 Total LGBT cigarettes smoked/day
(multiply by) 365 Days/year
= 26,157,755,209.35 Number of cigarettes smoked per year by LGBT
(divided by) 20 Cigarettes/pack
= 1,307,887,760.47 LGBT smoked packs/year
(multiply by) $6.03 Average Cost/pack[5]
=$7,886,563,195.62

 

Total amount that LGBT spend/year on cigarettes
(divided by) $120,000,000.00 Amount that funders spend on LGBT issues[6]
= 65.72135996

 

Total $$ on cigs/Total $$ on LGBT funding = # of times more money that LGBT spend on cigarettes, than grant makers spend on all LGBT funding.

[1] US population per census population clock (10:31am 1/14/14) http://www.census.gov/popclock/

[3] AJPH article on NATS: Current Tobacco Use Among Adults in the United States: Findings From the National Adult Tobacco Survey
Brian A. King, Shanta R. Dube, Michael A. Tynan
American Journal of Public Health: November 2012, Vol. 102, No. 11, pp. e93-e100

[4] Email from Brian King about NATS data (run a day ago)

[5] TFK factsheet from Dec 2013, download HERE

Other quoted numbers:

Life Years Lost

 

5.1

HIV

12.3

HIV and Smoking

Study link: http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/12/15/cid.cis933.abstract

19.50% % of US population that smokes cigarettes
32.80% % of LGBT population (in US) that smokes cigarettes

Citation: AJPH article on NATS: Current Tobacco Use Among Adults in the United States: Findings From the National Adult Tobacco Survey, Brian A. King, Shanta R. Dube, Michael A. Tynan, American Journal of Public Health: November 2012, Vol. 102, No. 11, pp. e93-e100

 

Special thank you to: Brian A. King, Ronald Stall, Bob Gordon, Judy Bradford, Francisco Buchting, and Joseph Lee for help assembling this information.

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