Here are some facts about menthol-light cigarettes and menthol that you should be aware of.
Smokers believe that menthol-light cigarettes are not as harmful as “regular” or “full-flavored” cigarettes and therefore choose “low-tar”, “light” or “light” cigarettes because they believe they are less harmful. Women smoke this type of cigarette more than men, mainly because of the ads targeting women but no better than regular ones.
Menthol-light cigarettes feel softer and lighter
But you might argue that menthol-light cigarettes feel softer and lighter on the throat and chest – so menthol-light cigarettes should be healthier than regular cigarettes, right? wrong. Less than 10 percent of smokers are aware that one light cigarette produces the same amount of tar as one regular cigarette.
Menthol-light cigarettes provide the same amount of tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide to smokers as “regular” and “full flavor” cigarettes. Many people who switch to low-tar or lighter cigarettes from regular cigarettes “compensate” for the low level of nicotine by inhaling more forcefully, inhaling larger and more frequent puffs or by swelling the number of cigarettes smoked per day.
Facts about menthol-light cigarettes
The facts about “light” cigarettes are that they do not reduce the health risks of smoking. The only way to reduce the risks and risks to others around you is to quit smoking completely.
What about menthol-light cigarettes? In a disputed study by Harvard researchers, a tobacco industry spokesperson vehemently denied it. Reports say cigarette manufacturers regulate the level of menthol in cigarettes to attract young smokers and keep older people hooked.
According to some experts, they believe that the regulated level of menthol in cigarettes makes smoking easier for young smokers and also increases nicotine addiction. Some evidence suggests that those who smoke menthol-light cigarettes have a harder time quitting. And some research suggests that they may have a higher rate of relapse once they try to quit.
Menthol-light cigarettes are less harmful
So you can see that light and menthol-light cigarettes are no better than regular cigarettes. And studies have shown that 50% of “light” cigarette smokers are less likely to quit. Smokers lead the myth that menthol-light cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes, giving them a false sense of security.
Wilson is a former smoker, here to share his views on ways to quit smoking. And to help those trying or considering de-addiction. It’s hard to leave smoking but it can be done. It’s never too late to quit smoking, don’t give up, the key to your success is you.