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FDA Warns Use of Menthol Cigarettes on the Rise Among Teens

by Kathy Jones on March 17, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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 FDA Warns Use of Menthol Cigarettes on the Rise Among Teens

A new report released by the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has warned that the use of menthol cigarettes is on the rise among teens, especially among black teens.

According to the report, more than 80 percent of black teen smokers and over half of Hispanic teen smokers use menthol cigarettes while the product accounts for over 30 percent of the total cigarette sales in the US.

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Menthol cigarettes have been under the scanner of the FDA for some time now with the health agency coming up with a draft report stating that there was "insufficient evidence" to back the claim that menthol cigarette users were at risk of suffering from different tobacco related diseases compared to regular cigarette smokers.



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