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CHICAGO, July 16 (Reuters) - Tobacco companies manipulate the amount of menthol in cigarettes to make those first few puffs more palatable to young smokers, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday in a finding that could fuel support for more tobacco regulation.
"Menthol stimulates the cooling receptors in the lung and oral pharynx," said Dr. Gregory Connolly of the Harvard School of Public Health. "It makes smoking easier."
Originally posted by Mad_Hatter
Has anyone tried the new Camel Frost cigarettes? They are peppermint flavored and taste and smell like candy. If this isn't hookin the kiddies, I dunno what is.
Originally posted by astronomine
Where I grew up in Oakland, it was mostly my black friends who smoked menthols. I can't say from personal experience that menthol made smoking more appealing at a younger age, so my own experience goes against this article. I feel you on running out and having to smoke a menthol
Originally posted by Vilyariel