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Is there really a difference in menthol cigarettes and non-menthol cigarettes and lights?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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