Possible effects on smokers of cigarette mentholation: a review of the evidence relating to key research questions.

@article{Werley2007PossibleEO,
  title={Possible effects on smokers of cigarette mentholation: a review of the evidence relating to key research questions.},
  author={Michael S. Werley and Christopher R. E. Coggins and Peter N. Lee},
  journal={Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={189-203}
}
Menthol (2-isopropyl-5-methyl-cyclohexan-1-ol) is used in food, pharmaceutical, and tobacco products. Despite its long usage history and GRAS status, scientific literature on effects of cigarette mentholation is limited. Because African-American men have high lung cancer rates and predominantly smoke mentholated cigarettes, and because menthol's cooling effect might affect puffing and smoke inhalation, possible adverse effects of cigarette mentholation have been suggested. We review the… CONTINUE READING

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