Are Menthol Cigarettes Riskier Than Non Menthol?
“Some study shows Menthol Cigarettes are no more likely to lead to Lung Cancer than Regular Cigarettes”
People who smoke menthol cigarettes are no more likely, and may actually be less likely to develop lung cancer than people who smoke non-menthol cigarettes, a study suggests.
FDA advisory panel stated that removing menthol cigarettes from the market may improve public health because menthol cigarettes may be more difficult to quit than non-menthol cigarettes and may be more entrancing to young smokers because of its minty taste.
The main message is that cigarettes are harmful, regardless of whether they are menthol or non-menthol, and the best action is to quit smoking.
I don’t think there is enough scientific evidence to justify a ban on menthol cigarettes than non-menthol cigarettes.
Study participants from 12 Southern states, they compared the smoking status and cigarette preferences of lung cancer patients with those of more than 2000 people without lung cancer.
They found that smoking menthol cigarettes actually associated with a significantly lower rate of lung cancer than non-menthol cigarette smoking.
Among a pack a day smokers, menthol smokers were 12 times more likely to develop lung cancer compared to people who never smoked, and those who smoked non-menthol cigarettes were 21 times more likely to develop lung cancer than those who never smoked.
What's more, smokers who choose menthol cigarettes also smoked fewer cigarettes per day than those who smoked non-menthol cigarettes and quit smoking was similar for both menthol and non-menthol. Previous studies have suggested that it may be harder to quit smoking if you smoke menthol cigarettes because of its addictive taste.
All cigarettes are created equal when it comes to health risks. Menthol cigarettes are as dangerous as non-menthol cigarettes and cigarettes are the No. 1 cause of heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other diseases.
Regardless of whether you smoke menthol or non menthol, set a date after which you will be an ex-smoker. There are many smoking-cessation tools available today, including nicotine-replacement systems such as patches and gum.
The study and this article should not be interpreted to mean that menthol cigarettes are any safer than non-menthol cigarettes.
“Lung cancer is only part of the picture and smoking is known to cause heart disease, stroke, COPD, and so many other diseases,” “Tobacco kills and we really need to focus our efforts on cessation for smokers and stopping people from starting in the first place.”
“Smoking is dangerous to everyone’s health, so stop and quit smoking, this is the way you can do. . .”