Mentholated cigarette use and lung cancer.

  title={Mentholated cigarette use and lung cancer.},
  author={Stephen Sidney and Irene S. Tekawa and Gary D. Friedman and M. R. Sadler and Donald P Tashkin},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={155 7},
BACKGROUND Menthol combustion produces carcinogenic compounds such as benzo[a]pyrenes. Mentholated cigarettes are much more commonly smoked by black individuals than by white individuals. The incidence of lung cancer is much higher (60%) in black men than in white men, but it differs little by race in women. We examined the association of mentholated cigarette use with lung cancer in men and women because mentholated cigarette use could help to explain the higher incidence rate of lung cancer… CONTINUE READING

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