May 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm EST | by Staff reports
NIH grant studies LGBT smoking cessation
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Institutes of Health issued a $536,526 grant to the University of Illinois for a two-year program ending in July to study smoking cessation among LGBT people, CNS News, a division of Media Research Center, reported last week.

“The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate the benefits of culturally targeted smoking cessation intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender smokers,” the NIH grant description said. “Findings will contribute to the scientific literature on reducing smoking-related health disparities among underserved populations.”

The funding began on Sept. 30, 2010 and will conclude on July 31, 2013, CNS reported.

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