Published September 10, 2013
An article in England’s Daily Mail reports a UB study has found an increase in menthol cigarette smoking among young people, and quotes Gary Giovino, professor and chair of community health and health behaviors. “This finding indicated that mentholated cigarettes are a ‘starter product’ for kids in part because menthol makes it easier to inhale for beginners,” he said. “Simply stated, menthol sweetens the poison, making it easier to smoke. Young people think menthol cigarettes are safer, in part because they feel less harsh.” An article also appeared on University Herald.
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