Mentholated Cigarette Smoking Inhibits Nicotine Metabolism

  title={Mentholated Cigarette Smoking Inhibits Nicotine Metabolism},
  author={Neal L. Benowitz and Brenda Herrera and Peyton Jacob},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics},
  pages={1208 - 1215}
Smoking mentholated cigarettes has been suggested to convey a greater cancer risk compared with smoking nonmentholated cigarettes. Two of the possible mechanisms by which mentholated cigarette smoking could increase risk are by increasing systemic exposure to tobacco smoke toxins and by affecting the metabolism of nicotine or tobacco smoke carcinogens. To examine these possibilities, we performed a crossover study in 14 healthy smokers, one-half of whom were African-Americans and one-half… 

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