Menthol Cigarettes Are More Addictive...

Menthol Cigarettes Are More Addictive for African American and Hispanic Smokers

There are 28 comments on the Newswise story from Dec 4, 2009, titled Menthol Cigarettes Are More Addictive for African American and Hispanic Smokers. In it, Newswise reports that:

African American and Hispanic adults who smoke menthol cigarettes may be less likely to quit smoking than those who smoke regular cigarettes, a new study by researchers at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health has found.

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Ape Linkon

“Dont tell me my dress is black”

Since: Nov 09

Pig, KY

#1 Dec 4, 2009
Gots to bes lubbins dos 'Ports, knowudimsayin
Tomorrow

Van Wert, OH

#2 Dec 4, 2009
This is a pitiful and racist news article.

“~Belle et ReBelle ~”

Since: Oct 08

NYC

#3 Dec 4, 2009
lol oh come on, u mean to tell me the cigarettes are racist themselves, this is bogus reporting at its best. smokers are smokers, doesnt matter the race
Shatrice Jakscoon

Kenner, LA

#4 Dec 4, 2009
Yes, dem cigarettes beez RAY-CIST! Just like edumacation, being a law-abidin' citzin, and takin' responsibility fo youz chillins! Dat's all WHITE DEBBIL shit!

Bad juju juju juju muh-dick.
Tomorrow

Van Wert, OH

#5 Dec 4, 2009
I can not believe that Preventive Medicine would publish this !!!!
This is terrible.
Chimpout alert

Carmarthen, UK

#6 Dec 4, 2009
message to blacks - Don't smoke them then. and if giving up, try willpower.
AlwaysOnPoint

Havelock, NC

#7 Dec 4, 2009
Well this article done got brought to yall by yall favorite Topix editor:

The Roboblogger
Sambos Friend

AOL

#8 Dec 4, 2009
Facts are facts. Whites don't have rhythm like blacks do. They can't jump as high, or run as fast. They don't suffer as often from certain ailments such as sickle cell anemia. It's not racist, if it's true to publish a study which shows blacks may find Menthol cigarettes more addictive than whites.
Freedom

Niles, MI

#9 Dec 4, 2009
Could these fanatical anti-smokers expose their blatant racism in any clearer terms? So much for the color of ones skin not mattering...

Maybe their next "study" will tackle watermellons and fried chicken.

*shakes head*

Perhaps one day the color of ones skin will no longer be an issue...but as long as these self righteous fools are around... it just will not happen.
White AND Right

Washington, DC

#10 Dec 4, 2009
Actually, it's part of a far reaching conspiracy against people of color. Ask Rev. Al.
canadahatesnggrs

Halifax, Canada

#11 Dec 4, 2009
Freedom wrote:
Could these fanatical anti-smokers expose their blatant racism in any clearer terms? So much for the color of ones skin not mattering...
The colour of the skin isn't what makes them more addictive, it's a combination of genetic structure and culture. Anyone that thinks the only evolutionary changes made in the past 100, 000 years is the colour of skin and the shape of the eyes, nose and lips is deluding themselves.
Tomorrow

Van Wert, OH

#12 Dec 4, 2009
If this doesn't put the blacks and hispanics against the ones that brought the smoking bans out, I don't know what would.
Racist a--holes.
Tomorrow

Van Wert, OH

#13 Dec 4, 2009
canadahatesnggrs wrote:
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The colour of the skin isn't what makes them more addictive, it's a combination of genetic structure and culture. Anyone that thinks the only evolutionary changes made in the past 100, 000 years is the colour of skin and the shape of the eyes, nose and lips is deluding themselves.
Oh so now the shape of your nose and lips could make you a smoker?
Lord have mercy !!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE STOP THIS IS INSANE
whatev

Louisville, KY

#14 Dec 4, 2009
Cuz they're all crack addicts. GOTTA GETS DAY NEWPAUTS!
canadahatesnggrs

Halifax, Canada

#15 Dec 4, 2009
Tomorrow wrote:
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Oh so now the shape of your nose and lips could make you a smoker?
Lord have mercy !!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE STOP THIS IS INSANE
http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/AS/300INDE...

“Slap The Taste Out Yo' Mouf”

Since: Sep 07

H-Town

#16 Dec 4, 2009
Shatrice Jakscoon wrote:
Yes, dem cigarettes beez RAY-CIST! Just like edumacation, being a law-abidin' citzin, and takin' responsibility fo youz chillins! Dat's all WHITE DEBBIL shit!
Bad juju juju juju muh-dick.
You do realize that the president is black? If you haven't figured it out yet, your stereotype is a bit outdated a sign that YOU are not progressing.

“Slap The Taste Out Yo' Mouf”

Since: Sep 07

H-Town

#17 Dec 4, 2009
Hey that was definitely good for a laugh. So let me get this straight menthol cigarettes are more unhealthy than regular cigarettes!!?? That's like saying crack is more unhealthy than cocaine. It's the same damn thing!!! Who do you think is responsible for reporting this kind of garbage? I'll give you a hint...THE TOBACCO COMPANIES! Smoking and smokers are on the decline and the last poll showed only 23% of the American public actually smoke down from over 50% in the early 50 on through to the 90's. It is statistically impossible for 12% of the population (African Americans)to make up 25% of the smoking population or even a majority of the smokers. The tobacco companies do this to delude white american smokers, as long as they say it's a "N***** problem. Whites will continue to smoke. So next time you light up think of Leroy and his Newports, he's the one with the problem not YOU....Happy Tracheotomy!!!!

“Slap The Taste Out Yo' Mouf”

Since: Sep 07

H-Town

#18 Dec 4, 2009
Sambos Friend wrote:
Facts are facts. Whites don't have rhythm like blacks do. They can't jump as high, or run as fast. They don't suffer as often from certain ailments such as sickle cell anemia. It's not racist, if it's true to publish a study which shows blacks may find Menthol cigarettes more addictive than whites.
There is no ethnic group that does not suffer from genetic disorders. Sickle cell anemia is NOT contagious and is not a communicable disease it is inherited you idiot.
Sambos Friend

AOL

#19 Dec 4, 2009
Redkat wrote:
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There is no ethnic group that does not suffer from genetic disorders. Sickle cell anemia is NOT contagious and is not a communicable disease it is inherited you idiot.
I never said whites didn't have genetic disorders. By the same token I never said Sicle Cell anemia is contagious. It's well known to be genetic, but due to racial crossing is sometimes found in people who appear to be white. For some reason you appear to be filled with hate. Unlike smoking, your inner hate only causes harm to you, not others. Peace
Sambo

Washington, DC

#20 Dec 4, 2009
Sambos Friend wrote:
<quoted text> I never said whites didn't have genetic disorders. By the same token I never said Sicle Cell anemia is contagious. It's well known to be genetic, but due to racial crossing is sometimes found in people who appear to be white. For some reason you appear to be filled with hate. Unlike smoking, your inner hate only causes harm to you, not others. Peace
Quimbo, is that you?

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