Lesbians are twice as likely to smoke cigarettes as their heterosexual sisters, a new Norwegian study says. 42 percent of lesbians smoke compared with 27 percent of straight women.
“Although there is little Norwegian research on this area, American data indicate the same,” Lund told Oslo daily Aftenposten, adding that the tobacco industry specially targeted lesbian and gay men to start smoking.
“The reason lesbian women smoke so much more than heterosexual women has an explanation. Cigarettes are used to cope with stress, a survival strategy,” Lund said.
So, is this study for real or just bull? Next time we’re at a dyke bar we’ll keep our eyes peeled for proof. Who knows, maybe lesbians need something to suck on just like the rest of us.
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