April 15, 2011 Menthol Cigarette Cancer – A study about menthol cigarette cancer has revealed good news and bad news. Good news is that menthol cigarette cancer rate is similar to any other cigarette caused lung cancer. The menthol cigarette study results came at a time when the FDA is already contemplating on the menthol cigarette ban.
People in 12 southern states were used as a basis for the menthol cigarette study.
440 people with lung cancer were observed together with 2,213 other people who do not have the disease. Those that consume 20 or more cigarettes per day reveal a 12 times more likely of acquiring the disease than those who don't.
Aside from that, regular smokers are 21 times more likely to have lung cancer that those who do not smoke.
According to the authors of the study, "Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of premature death in the United States, but undue emphasis on reduction of menthol relative to other cigarettes may distract from the ultimate health prevention message that smoking of any cigarettes is injurious to health".
The rise in the incidence of young smokers have forced governments to issue vigorous legislation to combat the rise.
????? Recently, flavored cigarettes have been banned in Canada but as of the moment cigarette menthols are exempt from the legislation.
Reference: Menthol Cigarette Cancer ; indonesiatobacco.com, 4/9/2011