Don’t Smoke.

“Bluefield State College and Covenant House have each received $50,000 state grants for programs aimed at reducing smoking in the gay community. The grants from the state Division of Tobacco Prevention will fund yearlong anti-smoking programs in central and southern West Virginia. Tobacco Prevention Director Bruce Adkins says tobacco use is significantly higher in the gay community than among non-gays. Covenant House Development Director Jeff Crist says tobacco is a bigger health threat for the gay community than HIV.” [Herald-Dispatch]