Study: Menthol Cigarettes Could be More Harmful Than Regular Tobacco

A new study suggests menthol cigarettes could be more harmful to smokers than regular cigarettes. Researchers found menthol cigarette smokers had more trips to the emergency room and more hospitalizations or treatment for severe lung disease flare-ups.

These flare-ups included difficulty breathing and a major increase in phlegm production,Reuters reports.

“We were surprised that menthol smokers, compared to non-menthol cigarette smokers, reported more severe exacerbations and had a greater odds of experiencing severe exacerbations,” said study co-author Dr. Marilyn Foreman of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

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