Menthol Cigarettes Tendencies

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Menthol Cigarettes Tendencies

Menthol, derived from the peppermint plant is a substance that provides a minty flavor and cooling sensation in cigarettes and tobacco products, covering up the tobacco taste and reducing the throat irritation in the inhaling process. It is a very popular product among first-time users. Latest researches show that newer and younger smokers use menthol cigarettes at dramatically higher rates than older smokers.

Menthol Cigs
Menthol was first added to cigarettes during the 1920s. Spud was the first cigarette brand to add menthol. An estimated 43.8 million people, or 19.0% of all adults (aged 18 years or older), in the United States smokes menthol tobacco products. Approximately one out of every four cigarettes sold in the United States is actually “menthol”. Menthol cigarettes are disproportionately smoked by certain groups, such as adolescents, African Americans, adult females, and families with lower income. In the last decades the tobacco industry has targeted much menthol advertising to minority racial and ethnic groups. As a result, they are smoked excessively by African Americans. And studies have shown that when menthol smokers try to quit smoking, they have more difficulty than non-menthol smokers.

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