Health Sciences

Undergraduate Student Presenter Information

Parth N. Patel, University of Central FloridaFollow

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Julia Soulakova

Faculty Mentor Primary Department

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Year of Presentation


Project Abstract, Summary, or Creative Statement

The goal of this project was to assess potential disparities in tobacco use between sexual and gender minority (SGM) and non-SGM students. Ever-use (ever use and never use) and current use (current use, former use and never use) of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars (including little cigars and clove cigarettes), hookah tobacco (also known as water pipe tobacco) and smokeless tobacco was considered. SGM students included students who self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other non-heterosexual (e.g., questioning), those who indicate that their gender identity was other than “man” and “woman”, or that their biological sex was other than “female” and “male” (e.g., intersex). Demographic characteristics included biological sex, age, race/ethnicity, and relationship status.

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Tobacco use, college students, UCF, gender, sexuality, cigarettes, bisexuals, cigars, lesbian, gay, transgender, e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, smokeless tobacco


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Tobacco Use Disparities by Sexual and Gender Minority Status Among UCF Students.