Nationally, gay/lesbian or bisexual 15 year olds reported significantly higher rates of current smoking than other young people in the WAY (What About YOUth) survey (Table 7). They are also more likely to say they have tried other forms of tobacco (such as shisha). 2

Table 7: Proportion of 15 year olds nationally who report being a current smoker, or having tried other tobacco products, by sexual orientation (2014/15)

Source: What About YOUth? survey, HSCIC, 2015

References

  1. “What About YOUth? survey,” Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015
  2. “What About YOUth? survey,” Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015