Women Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Have Greater Nicotine Exposure
Results from a recent study conducted by Ahijevych, a researcher with Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center, indicate that women who smoke menthol cigarettes may be more likely to inhale deeper with each drag on their cigarette and potentially take in
The study also showed that users of menthol cigarettes tend to smoke their first cigarette of the day sooner than do users of non-menthol cigarettes. The sooner a person smokes his or her first cigarette of the day, the more nicotine dependent the person is thought to be. "These results should caution smokers who believe that menthol cigarettes are in some way healthier or less irritating than non-menthol brands. There is no safe cigarette," said Karen Ahijevych, associate professor of nursing at Ohio State University.