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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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