Menthol Cigarettes May Increase Dependence, FDA Says

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's long-running scrutiny of menthol cigarettes came to a head Tuesday when the agency said it is seeking public input on regulation after its independent review found that smokers of these cigarettes may be more dependent on them.

Although there is not enough research to suggest that menthol cigarettes inherently carry a higher risk of disease than regular cigarettes, the FDA's review of scientific studies show that menthol's cooling qualities may help turn younger and new smokers on to the habit...
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