Gay African-American men have highest rates tobacco-related cancers


Gay African-American men face greater smoking-related health risks than members of other of racial groups, and researchers at Cal State Long Beach will study ways to reduce those disparities. Photo: Trang Le/Q Voice News

LONG BEACH — Gay African-American men face greater smoking-related health risks than members of other of racial groups, and researchers at Cal State Long Beach will study strategies to reduce those disparities.

The university’s Center for Health Equity Research has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the state’s Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program to develop and test strategies that would help gay African-American men avoid or reduce tobacco and cannabis use, the university announced today.

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