menthol cigarette

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menthol cigarette

A cigarette with menthol flavouring.

First produced in 1925 under the Spud Menthol Cooled Cigarette banner, current brands of menthol cigarettes include Kool, Salem, Newports, Misty, Consulate, Belair, and menthol versions of Pall Mall, Marlboro and Camel. Menthol cigarettes constitute 20% of all cigarettes sold in the US.
 
Accumulating data suggest that it is more difficult to quit smoking menthol cigarettes than non-menthol cigarettes, an observation attributed to the cooling effect of menthol, which allows the smoker to inhale deeper and thereby deliver more nicotine, possibly increasing his or her nicotine dependence.
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More significant than the e-cigarette steps are the FDA's commitments to propose bans on menthol in cigarettes and cigars, as well as other flavors in cigars.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb commented on new FDA proposals to protect youth by preventing access to flavored tobacco products and banning menthol in cigarettes, stating in part: "As a physician who cared for hospitalized cancer patients, I saw first-hand the devastation that smoking-related diseases had wrought on the lives of patients and their families, and dedicated myself to helping ease this suffering.
But, faced with tobacco industry lobbying, it stopped short of prohibiting menthol in cigarettes or flavorings in other tobacco-related products such as e-cigarettes, little cigars and smokeless tobacco.
The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act prohibits "characterizing flavors" (e.g., candy, fruit, and chocolate) other than tobacco and menthol in cigarettes; however, characterizing flavors are not currently prohibited in other tobacco products (1).
Menthol in cigarettes is a public health risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which has announced plans to support new research on the difference between menthol and non-menthol cigarettes.
The FDA said it is "seeking additional information to help the agency make informed decisions about menthol in cigarettes."
SCENHIR examines several industry and medical researches into menthol and reports that "recent reviews on health effects of menthol in cigarettes published by the tobacco industry have maintained its claim that menthol does not pose any adverse health effects when used as an additive in cigarettes."
As part of the research for the paper, called Tobacco Industry Control of Menthol in Cigarettes and Targeting of Adolescents and Young Adults, teams carried out laboratory tests to measure menthol content in US cigarette brands.
As part of the research for the paper, called Tobacco Industry Control of Menthol in Cigarettes and Targeting of Adolescents and Young Adults, teams reviewed tobacco industry documents, carried out laboratory tests to measure menthol content in US cigarette brands and studied market research reports and American survey findings.
Further, the data indicates that menthol in cigarettes is likely associated with greater addiction.
Vozoris said it's possible the menthol in cigarettes has an effect on the blood vessels that supply the brain in particular.