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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Does menthol cigarettes kill sperm cells?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Does menthol cigarettes kill sperm cells?

No: They are neither an effective male or female contraceptive, nor in any way good for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Board Certified, Urology
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Do menthol cigarettes affect a males sperm?

Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
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Do menthol cigarettes affect a males sperm?

No: Smoking tobacco, while bad for overall health, does not affect sperm quality. Menthol doesn't affect sperm quality ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does menthol cigarettes decreases the sperm count?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Does menthol cigarettes decreases the sperm count?

Yes: Smoking any kind of cigarettes decreases sperm counts. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
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Does menthol cigarettes decrease the sperm count?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
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Probably: As best we know all tobacco use can decrease sperm counts; generally the more usage the bigger the effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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How do menthol cigerattes kill sperms?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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How do menthol cigerattes kill sperms?

Myths: This would be a false myth that has no truth to it. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
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Do menthal cigarretes kill your sperm?

Dr. Seth Derman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
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Do menthal cigarretes kill your sperm?

Avoid cigarettes: In general cigarette smoking is bad for your fertility (as well as your general health). This is true for men and particularly true for women. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
21 years in practice
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Do any type of cigarettes kill sperms?

Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
21 years in practice
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Do any type of cigarettes kill sperms?

No : No but it does decrease the movement of the fine hairs that line the fallopian tubes. This can make pregnancy harder or increase the chances of ectopic pregnancy. Also obviously not good for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Smith
Board Certified, Urology
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Does menthol kill sperm?

Dr. Craig Smith
Board Certified, Urology
30 years in practice
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Thanks for asking!: Nonoxynol-9 and microbicide are to more common studied spermatocidal agents. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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Does smoking menthol cigarettes harm your testicals or damage your reproductive system ?

Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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Does smoking menthol cigarettes harm your testicals or damage your reproductive system ?

Lowers sperm count: There is evidence that smoking cigarettes lowers your sperm count, but in most cases not enough to significantly reduce fertility. However, smoking dramatically increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease & many forms of cancer. Second-hand smoke is very toxic for pregnant women & babies. See http://www.Fertilityauthority.Com/news/2009/jan/20/lower-sperm-count-smokers. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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Is there really a difference in menthol cigarettes and non-menthol cigarettes and lights?

Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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Is there really a difference in menthol cigarettes and non-menthol cigarettes and lights?

Difference in taste.: No difference in health risk. "light" cigarettes is a term used by tobacco billionaires to fool people into thinking that they are less harmful. They are not. Menthol is added to cigarettes to give them a different (pleasant?) taste. They are in fact more dangerous. Menthol is "methyl phenol". In high levels it's dangerous, but it's greatest danger is in making addiction to cigs more likely. ...Read more

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