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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Despite this finding and other supporting data, the FDA has yet to take action to address the risk of menthol in cigarettes.
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.
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.
A BAN ON the use of menthol in cigarettes could prevent up to 600,000 smoking-related premature deaths in the next 40 years, according to a group of studies published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
if federal regulators determine flavored menthol in cigarettes encourages people to smoke more than plain tobacco cigarettes do.