Epidemiology of menthol cigarette use in the United States

  title={Epidemiology of menthol cigarette use in the United States},
  author={Ralph S. Caraballo and Katherine J Asman},
  booktitle={Tobacco induced diseases},
BACKGROUND Approximately one-fourth of all cigarettes sold in the United States have the descriptor "menthol" on the cigarette pack. It is important to determine what socio-demographic factors are associated with smoking menthol cigarettes if indeed these types of cigarettes are related to smoking initiation, higher exposure to smoke constituents, nicotine dependence, or reduced smoking cessation. METHODS The National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducted a review of the scientific literature on… CONTINUE READING
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