Twenty-Four States Back Menthol-Cigarette Ban (11.20.13)

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Menthol is the most deadly tobacco flavoring. The Tobacco Control Act banned use of all flavorings in cigarettes except menthol, which was to be studied by the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

Because menthol reduces the harshness of smoking, menthol cigarettes are a potent starter product. Half of 12- to 17-year-old smokers and 80 percent of African-American smokers use menthol cigarettes.


Findings conducted by National Association of Tobacco Outlets