‘Not just a flavoring:’ Menthol, nicotine combined desensitize airway receptors

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering restrictions on menthol cigarettes because it has determined that menthol in cigarettes is likely associated with increased initiation and progression to regular cigarette smoking in teens, and increased dependence, and reduced success in smoking cessation, especially among African American menthol smokers.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/…/150511163038.htmmenthol-cigarettes