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24 March 2011
 
Menthol Cigarettes Pose Far Less Risk Of Cancer And Make Your Breath Smell Better
 
Draw in that one large breath, nicotine burns down your throat, slowly edging towards your lungs.  Pain, maybe a little, relief, obviously for some 1.3 billion of us who love a good cigarette. 
 
There are few days when you search for smoker’s news that the media have anything good to say. 
 
Celebrate!  Would you believe it, crack open another fresh packet as finally we hear news that doesn’t say were going to die, today we are told that we won’t die as fast if we smoke those fresh menthol cigarettes.
 
There is something so alluring about that fresh mint taste that steals away, just a little, the harsh feel of smoke burning your mouth.  Yes, finally your left with a mouth that smells, different, slightly cleaner?  
 
Do a test, get a friend, non-smoker of course.  Blow smoke at their nose, just for fun, which do they like the smell of best. In the one test completed, there was no question that menthol wins hands down.
 
So, celebrates the news that in a new study, just released by the Journey Of The National Cancer Institute which found that Menthol cigarettes posed no greater risk to smokers of developing cancer than the normal plain old brands. 
 
In fact, we maybe exposed to a slightly decreased chance of being done over by lung cancer or whatever dreaded disease we make ourselves susceptible to.
 
It was a significant study by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville
USA,
of over 86,000 people.  The outcome, for all smokers who puffed on over 20 cigarettes a day, was that their risk of cancer was increased by 21 times the normal rate, but was only 12 times the rate for menthol cigarette smokers!
 
Last Friday there was a moment of panic when the US Food and Drug Administration acknowledged it had considered a ban on Menthol cigarettes.  It seems, according to the FDA they are encouraging us to take up smoking!  
 
Bad news, but good news, in the end, lets shed a little more light on another cigarette.

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References

http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=651102

http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/news/2003/26919-en.html




  
 
 
Thanks Seth for your comment, please note our highly paid, under worked proof readers have been on strike since last November.
Bunch of typos in the menthol story. Proof read next time. 
 
 
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