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What is special about menthol cigarettes?

Menthol in cigarettes creates a cooling sensation in the throat and airways when the user inhales, making cigarette smoke feel less harsh on the user. Tobacco companies market menthol cigarettes as “smoother” than other cigarettes.

Why has menthol been banned?

The proposed ban on mentholated cigarettes will help to address a substantial driver of smoking among African Americans, while eliminating a design feature that misleads smokers about the health risks while making it harder for smokers to quit. It’s important to point out that bans on menthol cigarettes are not new.

Are sterling dual Still menthol?

Sterling New Dual King Size Cigarettes, manufactured by JTI (Japan Tobacco International) are part of the NEW non-menthol alternative cigarettes range.

How bad is menthol for you?

What does the research say about the dangers of menthol cigarettes? Because menthol flavoring masks the harsh taste of cigarette smoke, menthol smokers engage in more intense smoking behaviors than smokers of regular cigarettes. As a result, they suffer greater damage to their health.

Is Mint the same as menthol?

Mint can be used fresh, dried or in the form of a flavoring extract, which is exactly what’s in your mint-flavored vape juice. To make things simple, mint is a flavor. Menthol, meanwhile, is not. Interestingly, menthol is a chemical compound that’s found in the plants belonging to the mint family.

Is the FDA going to ban menthol cigarettes?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it would move forward with a plan to prohibit menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars.

What states are banning menthol?

In 2020, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island enacted bans on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and California became the second state to prohibit the sale of both flavored e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. Two additional states—Maryland and Utah—restrict the sale of some flavored e-cigarettes.

Can you still buy sterling dual in the UK?

The new laws mean that menthol cigarettes, menthol filters and papers, and skinny cigarettes can no longer be produced and sold in stores in the UK. The ban also means that the production of click dual cigarettes – such as Sterling Dual – that change from normal to menthol, has been halted.

What cigarettes have replaced menthol?

IQOS menthol heated tobacco is an alternative to menthol cigarettes that is still available in the UK.

What makes menthol menthol?

Menthol is derived from mint plants or synthetically produced1 for use in a variety of products, such as lip balm or cough medicine. But Big Tobacco exploits menthol’s cooling taste and sensation to addict youth and new smokers. Menthol added to cigarettes masks the harsh taste.

Is spearmint a menthol?

Spearmint contains vitamins, antioxidants, and vital nutrients. Its aroma is very similar to that of peppermint. It contains less menthol than peppermint, but it is rich in limonene, dihydrocarvone, and cineol. It has a sweeter taste than peppermint.