Menthol Is The Original Flavored Tobacco Product

Now is the time to shed a light on menthol, the “original flavored” product the Tobacco Industry has used for a century to make smoking easier to start and harder to quit.  10 years ago, menthol cigarettes were exempted from the Tobacco Control Act, which banned all other flavored cigarettes. Menthol cigarettes were originally developed for and promoted to women, now they’ve shifted their focus to the African American community, LBGTQ and low-income individuals.  Menthol cigarettes are even worse than regular cigarettes because menthol makes it easier for smokers to inhale more deeply and allows for harmful particles to settle deeper inside the lungs.

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For decades, Big Tobacco has marketed menthol cigarettes to the African American community and unfortunately it has been very effective as 88% of African-American smokers use menthol cigarettes. 

Minty Death

88% of African-American smokers use menthol cigarettes. For decades, Big Tobacco has marketed menthol cigarettes to the African American community.

Menthol & Mental Health

Researchers at the Schroeder Institute found that menthol is used more among young adult tobacco users with mental health issues.

Dying For A Menthol?

Menthol cigarettes make it easier for smokers to inhale toxic particles deeper into lungs, causing even more harm than regular cigarettes.

References renameme

  1. "The Impact of Menthol on Public Health," California Department of Public Health California Tobacco Control Program
  2. "Menthol tobacco use is correlated with mental health symptoms in a national sample of young adults: implications for future health risks and policy recommendations," 8 January 2016