Smokers of menthols may have a harder time quitting

Warning message

This news item is more than a year old. Links, graphics, content, medical information, and statistics may be out of date. We invite you to search, visit our homepage, or contact us to find more current information on the topic you're looking for.

Smoking menthol cigarettes may make butting out for good harder: study

Provided by: Canadian Press
Sep. 25, 2006

TORONTO (CP) - Menthol and regular cigarettes appear to be equally harmful to the cardiovascular system and lungs, but smokers of menthols may have a harder time butting out for good, new research suggests.

In a study that followed more than 1,500 smokers over 15 years, U.S. researchers found that those who smoked menthol cigarettes in 1985 were more likely to still be smoking in 2000: almost 70 per cent of those whose tobacco of choice was menthol were still smoking compared with about 55 per cent of those who chose regular cigarettes.

Full story

More information on tobacco


AddThis Social Sharing Icon

Page Last Updated: 29/11/2017