Information for the menthol cigarette lovers
A menthol cigarette
is a cigarette flavored with the compound menthol, a substance that causes the cold-sensitive nerves in the skin without providing an actual drop in temperature. Menthol cigarettes have also been shown to inhibit nicotine metabolism, which leads to "systemic enhancement in action to nicotine".
In October 2009, the United States Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gave the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and ban flavor additives, although the act contained an exception for menthol.
Menthol cigarettes were first developed by Lloyd "Spud" Hughes in 1925, and the Spud brand menthol cigarettes went on to become the 5th most popular brand in the U.S. by 1932.
On the market today can be purchased very many brands of labeled - 'MENTHOL'. And Menthol Cigarettes are very popular because of their flavor.
Smoke or not to smoke menthol cigarettes?
You can choose the following brands:
- Newport (Menthol) KS (EU Made)
- Kool Menthol KS (EU Made) Cigarettes
- More 120 Menthol (US Made)
- Davidoff Menthol KS (EU Made)
- Glamour Superslims Menthol Aroma
- Kiss Superslims Menthol (Central Europe Made)
- Karelia Menthol (EU Made)
- Karelia Slims Menthol Box (EU Made)
- Karelia Ome Menthol Superslim (EU Made)
- Lambert & Butler Menthol (UK Made)
- Raquel Slims Menthol (EU Made)
- Salem Menthol King Size (EU Made)
- Superkings Menthol (UK Made)
- Vogue Menthol Super Slim (Central Europe Made)
- Vogue Menthol Super Slim (EU Made)
- Winston SS Menthol (Central Europe Made)
The choice is for yours!
The cigarettes with menthol?!
On March 18, 2011 the advisory panel to the FDA concluded that removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health in the United States, but stopped short of recommending that the Food and Drug Administration take any specific actions, like restricting or banning the additive. In response, the tobacco industry released a report to the FDA changed focus subject by claiming menthol cigarettes are no riskier than regular cigarettes and should not be regulated differently.
Menthol: To be, or not to be...
The menthol ban also saw opposition from organized labor. In December 2010, many workers protested outside a meeting between FDA officials, arguing that a menthol ban would cost many workers their jobs. Also, the National Association of Convenience Stores opposes the ban based on menthol cigarettes accounting for 4% of their sales.