Study Finds Manipulation of Menthol Levels

Jul 16, 2008 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: www.nytimes.com

A new Harvard study claims that the tobacco industry in recent years has manipulated menthol levels in cigarettes to hook youngsters and maintain loyalty among smoking adults. The report could further inflame a controversy over menthol in pending tobacco legislation.
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Jul 16, 2008
 
No surprise there, but at the same time this is common knowledge. They have been spiking these things for decades.
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Jul 17, 2008
 
Oh mint is really bad...
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Jul 17, 2008
 
Eat an altoid....

“silly conspiracy theory HA”

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Jul 17, 2008
 
The new Marlboro Smooth menthols taste like mint chocolate chip - swear
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Jul 17, 2008
 
The study is pathetically stupid. Menthol levels cannot be "manipulated". The menthol is only in there to provide a product that is desired. So the menthol levels are varied to suit the market. People who want menthol will choose the product that has the menthol level that they desire.

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Jul 18, 2008
 
Will these people drop dead already?

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