Characterization of measured menthol in 48 U.S. cigarette sub-brands.

  title={Characterization of measured menthol in 48 U.S. cigarette sub-brands.},
  author={Carolyn Cobb Celebucki and Geoffrey Ferris Wayne and Gregory N. Connolly and James F Pankow and Elsa I Chang},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  volume={7 4},
More than 25% of cigarettes sold in the United States are branded as mentholated, and these cigarettes are smoked disproportionately among populations with disparate tobacco-related health outcomes. This study is the first (independent of the tobacco industry) to report menthol for 48 popular commercially available mentholated cigarette sub-brands. The dependent variable "menthol per cigarette" was obtained by gas chromatography-mass spectrometer assay, whereas average per-cigarette milligram… CONTINUE READING