Smoking Tied to Worse Mental Health, Substance Use In Gay Men, Trans Women

Smoking Tied to Worse Mental Health, Substance Use In Gay Men, Trans Women

A recent study analyzed smoking’s ties to substance use and mental, psychological and general health in sexual minority men and trans women. Among sexual minority men and transgender women, smoking is associated with a higher rate of substance use as well as worse mental health. That’s according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Rutgers School of Public Health that was published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. The study’s authors surveyed a group of 665 racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sexual minority men and trans women. To read a press release about the study, click here.

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