An alcohol produced from mint oils or prepared synthetically.
Agents, usually topical, that relieve itching (pruritus).
A subgroup of TRP cation channels named after melastatin protein. They have the TRP domain but lack ANKYRIN repeats. Enzyme domains in the C-terminus leads to them being called chanzymes.
A plant genus of the family LAMIACEAE that is the source of peppermint oil.
Substances and products derived from NICOTIANA TABACUM.
Cellular receptors which mediate the sense of temperature. Thermoreceptors in vertebrates are mostly located under the skin. In mammals there are separate types of thermoreceptors for cold and for warmth and NOCICEPTORS which detect cold or heat extreme enough to cause pain.
The sensation of cold, heat, coolness, and warmth as detected by THERMORECEPTORS.
Activity involved in transfer of goods from producer to consumer or in the exchange of services.
An absence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably below an accustomed norm.
Compounds with a core of 10 carbons generally formed via the mevalonate pathway from the combination of 3,3-dimethylallyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate. They are cyclized and oxidized in a variety of ways. Due to the low molecular weight many of them exist in the form of essential oils (OILS, VOLATILE).
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
A phenol obtained from thyme oil or other volatile oils used as a stabilizer in pharmaceutical preparations, and as an antiseptic (antibacterial or antifungal) agent. It was formerly used as a vermifuge.
A broad group of eukaryotic six-transmembrane cation channels that are classified by sequence homology because their functional involvement with SENSATION is varied. They have only weak voltage sensitivity and ion selectivity. They are named after a DROSOPHILA mutant that displayed transient receptor potentials in response to light. A 25-amino-acid motif containing a TRP box (EWKFAR) just C-terminal to S6 is found in TRPC, TRPV and TRPM subgroups. ANKYRIN repeats are found in TRPC, TRPV & TRPN subgroups. Some are functionally associated with TYROSINE KINASE or TYPE C PHOSPHOLIPASES.
Drugs that act locally on cutaneous or mucosal surfaces to produce inflammation; those that cause redness due to hyperemia are rubefacients; those that raise blisters are vesicants and those that penetrate sebaceous glands and cause abscesses are pustulants; tear gases and mustard gases are also irritants.
Sensation of enjoyment or gratification.
Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.
A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.
Powdered or cut pieces of leaves of NICOTIANA TABACUM which are inhaled through the nose, chewed, or stored in cheek pouches. It includes any product of tobacco that is not smoked.
Tobacco used to the detriment of a person's health or social functioning. Tobacco dependence is included.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
Process that is gone through in order for a drug to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required pre-clinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance of the drug.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Viscous materials composed of complex, high-molecular-weight compounds derived from the distillation of petroleum or the destructive distillation of wood or coal. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Substances and materials manufactured for use in various technologies and industries and for domestic use.
Formal voluntary or governmental procedures and standards required of hospitals and health or other facilities to improve operating efficiency, and for the protection of the consumer.
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.
Substances intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. Included in this definition are skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants, as well as any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Office of Cosmetics Fact Sheet (web page) Feb 1995)
An application that must be submitted to a regulatory agency (the FDA in the United States) before a drug can be studied in humans. This application includes results of previous experiments; how, where, and by whom the new studies will be conducted; the chemical structure of the compound; how it is thought to work in the body; any toxic effects found in animal studies; and how the compound is manufactured. (From the "New Medicines in Development" Series produced by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and published irregularly.)
That segment of commercial enterprise devoted to the design, development, and manufacture of chemical products for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, disability, or other dysfunction, or to improve function.
The dried seeds, bark, root, stems, buds, leaves, or fruit of aromatic plants used to season food.
Chemical agents or odors that stimulate sexual desires. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
The study of the effects of drugs on mental and behavioral activity.
A member of the BENZODIOXOLES that is a constituent of several VOLATILE OILS, notably SASSAFRAS oil. It is a precursor in the synthesis of the insecticide PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE and the drug N-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDMA).
A MEPERIDINE congener used as an antidiarrheal, usually in combination with ATROPINE. At high doses, it acts like morphine. Its unesterified metabolite difenoxin has similar properties and is used similarly. It has little or no analgesic activity.
A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
Sterile solutions that are intended for instillation into the eye. It does not include solutions for cleaning eyeglasses or CONTACT LENS SOLUTIONS.
A respiratory infection caused by BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS and characterized by paroxysmal coughing ending in a prolonged crowing intake of breath.
Agents that suppress cough. They act centrally on the medullary cough center. EXPECTORANTS, also used in the treatment of cough, act locally.
Prudent standard preventive measures to be taken by professional and other health personnel in contact with persons afflicted with a communicable disease, to avoid contracting the disease by contagion or infection. Precautions are especially applicable in the diagnosis and care of AIDS patients.
Alcohols derived from the aryl radical (C6H5CH2-) and defined by C6H5CHOH. The concept includes derivatives with any substituents on the benzene ring.
Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.
The presence of methemoglobin in the blood, resulting in cyanosis. A small amount of methemoglobin is present in the blood normally, but injury or toxic agents convert a larger proportion of hemoglobin into methemoglobin, which does not function reversibly as an oxygen carrier. Methemoglobinemia may be due to a defect in the enzyme NADH methemoglobin reductase (an autosomal recessive trait) or to an abnormality in hemoglobin M (an autosomal dominant trait). (Dorland, 27th ed)
Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.
Pain in the adjacent areas of the teeth.
Derivatives of BENZOIC ACID that contain one or more amino groups attached to the benzene ring structure. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that include the aminobenzoate structure.

The posterior nasal nerve plays an important role on cardiopulmonary reflexes to nasal application of capsaicin, distilled water and l-menthol in anesthetized dogs. (1/240)

The sensory innervation of the cardiopulmonary reflexes to nasal application of capsaicin (CAPS), distilled water (DW) and l-menthol (LM) was studied in anesthetized dogs breathing through tracheostomy. A marked cardiopulmonary reflex was observed by CAPS and DW into the nasal cavity, while a prolongation of expiration was induced by LM. All these reflexes were significantly decreased by bilateral section of the posterior nasal nerve (PNN) and completely abolished by topical nasal anesthesia with lidocaine. Responses of the whole nerve activity of the PNN to these substances corresponded to the magnitude of the reflexes. These results indicate that PNN afferents play an important role on the reflex elicitation of the noxious, water and cold stimuli from the nasal cavity.  (+info)

Metabolism of (R)-(+)-pulegone and (R)-(+)-menthofuran by human liver cytochrome P-450s: evidence for formation of a furan epoxide. (2/240)

(R)-(+)-Pulegone, a monoterpene constituent of pennyroyal oil, is a hepatotoxin that has been used in folklore medicine as an abortifacient despite its potential lethal effects. Pulegone is metabolized by human liver cytochrome P-450s to menthofuran, a proximate hepatotoxic metabolite of pulegone. Expressed human liver cytochrome (CYP) P-450s (1A2, 2A6, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2E1, and 3A4) were tested for their ability to catalyze the oxidations of pulegone and menthofuran. Expressed CYP2E1, CYP1A2, and CYP2C19 oxidized pulegone to menthofuran, with respective Km and Vmax values of 29 microM and 8.4 nmol/min/nmol P-450 for CYP2E1, 94 microM and 2.4 nmol/min/nmol P-450 for CYP1A2, and 31 microM and 1.5 nmol/min/nmol P-450 for CYP2C19. The human liver P-450s involved in the metabolism of menthofuran are the same as pulegone except for the addition of CYP2A6. These P-450s were found to oxidize menthofuran to a newly identified metabolite, 2-hydroxymenthofuran, which is an intermediate in the formation of the known metabolites mintlactone and isomintlactone. Based on studies with 18O2 and H218O, 2-hydroxymenthofuran arises predominantly from a dihydrodiol formed from a furan epoxide. CYP2E1, CYP1A2, and CYP2C19 oxidized menthofuran with respective Km and Vmax values of 33 microM and 0.43 nmol/min/nmol P-450 for CYP2E1, 57 microM and 0.29 nmol/min/nmol P-450 for CYP1A2, and 62 microM and 0.26 nmol/min/nmol P-450 for CYP2C19.  (+info)

Developmental regulation of monoterpene biosynthesis in the glandular trichomes of peppermint. (3/240)

Monoterpene production in peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.) glandular trichomes is determined by the rate of biosynthesis, as determined by (14)CO(2) incorporation, and is restricted to leaves 12 to 20 d of age. Using oil glands isolated from peppermint leaves of different ages, in vitro assay of the eight sequential enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of the principal monoterpene (-)-menthol indicated that all but one biosynthetic enzyme had a very similar developmental profile. Activities were highest in leaves 12 to 20 d of age, with a sharp peak centered at 15 d. The exception, (-)-menthone reductase, the last enzyme of the pathway, exhibited a later peak of activity, which was centered at approximately 21 d. The correlation between in vitro enzyme activity and the rate of biosynthesis measured in vivo suggests that monoterpene formation is controlled mainly by the coordinately regulated activity of the relevant biosynthetic enzymes. Developmental immunoblotting of limonene synthase, which catalyzes the committed step of the pathway, demonstrated a direct correlation between enzyme activity and enzyme protein, suggesting that the dynamic time course for the remaining pathway enzyme activities also reflects the corresponding protein levels. RNA-blot analyses indicated that the genes encoding enzymes of the early pathway steps are transcriptionally activated in a coordinated fashion, with a time course superimpossible with activity measurements and immunoblot data. These results demonstrating coincidental temporal changes in enzyme activities, enzyme protein level, and steady-state transcript abundances indicate that most of the monoterpene biosynthetic enzymes in peppermint are developmentally regulated at the level of gene expression.  (+info)

Amplification of odor-induced Ca(2+) transients by store-operated Ca(2+) release and its role in olfactory signal transduction. (4/240)

A critical role of Ca(2+) in vertebrate olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) is to couple odor-induced excitation to intracellular feedback pathways that are responsible for the regulation of the sensitivity of the sense of smell, but the role of intracellular Ca(2+) stores in this process remains unclear. Using confocal Ca(2+) imaging and perforated patch recording, we show that salamander ORNs contain a releasable pool of Ca(2+) that can be discharged at rest by the SERCA inhibitor thapsigargin and the ryanodine receptor agonist caffeine. The Ca(2+) stores are spatially restricted; emptying produces compartmentalized Ca(2+) release and capacitative-like Ca(2+) entry in the dendrite and soma but not in the cilia, the site of odor transduction. We deplete the stores to show that odor stimulation causes store-dependent Ca(2+) mobilization. This odor-induced Ca(2+) release does not seem to be necessary for generation of an immediate electrophysiological response, nor does it contribute significantly to the Ca(2+) transients in the olfactory cilia. Rather, it is important for amplifying the magnitude and duration of Ca(2+) transients in the dendrite and soma and is thus necessary for the spread of an odor-induced Ca(2+) wave from the cilia to the soma. We show that this amplification process depends on Ca(2+)-induced Ca(2+) release. The results indicate that stimulation of ORNs with odorants can produce Ca(2+) mobilization from intracellular stores without an immediate effect on the receptor potential. Odor-induced, store-dependent Ca(2+) mobilization may be part of a feedback pathway by which information is transferred from the distal dendrite of an ORN to its soma.  (+info)

'Microsmatic' primates revisited: olfactory sensitivity in the squirrel monkey. (5/240)

Using a conditioning paradigm, the olfactory sensitivity of three squirrel monkeys to nine odorants representing different chemical classes as well as members of a homologous series of substances was investigated. The animals significantly discriminated dilutions as low as 1:10,000 n-propionic acid, 1:30,000 n-butanoic acid and n-pentanoic acid, 1:100,000 n-hexanoic acid, 1:1Mio n-heptanoic acid, 1:30, 000 1-pentanol, 1:300,000 1,8-cineole, 1:1Mio n-heptanal and 1:30Mio amyl acetate from the near-odorless solvent, with single individuals scoring even slightly better. The results showed (i) the squirrel monkey to have an unexpectedly high olfactory sensitivity, which for some substances matches or even is better than that of species such as the rat or the dog, and (ii) a significant negative correlation between perceptibility in terms of olfactory detection thresholds and carbon chain length of carboxylic acids. These findings support the assumptions that olfaction may play a significant and hitherto underestimated role in the regulation of primate behavior, and that the concept of primates as primarily visual and 'microsmatic' animals needs to be revised.  (+info)

Purification and characterization of a Baeyer-Villiger mono-oxygenase from Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 involved in three different monocyclic monoterpene degradation pathways. (6/240)

A Baeyer-Villiger mono-oxygenase (BVMO), catalysing the NADPH- and oxygen-dependent oxidation of the monocyclic monoterpene ketones 1-hydroxy-2-oxolimonene, dihydrocarvone and menthone, was purified to homogeneity from Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14. Monocyclic monoterpene ketone mono-oxygenase (MMKMO) is a monomeric enzyme of molecular mass 60 kDa. It contains 1 mol of FAD/monomer as the prosthetic group. The N-terminal amino acid sequence showed homology with many other NADPH-dependent and FAD-containing (Type 1) BVMOs. Maximal enzyme activity was measured at pH 9 and 35 degrees C. MMKMO has a broad substrate specificity, catalysing the lactonization of a large number of monocyclic monoterpene ketones and substituted cyclohexanones. The natural substrates 1-hydroxy-2-oxolimonene, dihydrocarvone and menthone were converted stoichiometrically into 3-isopropenyl-6-oxoheptanoate (the spontaneous rearrangement product of the lactone formed by MMKMO), 4-isopropenyl-7-methyl-2-oxo-oxepanone and 7-isopropyl-4-methyl-2-oxo-oxepanone respectively. The MMKMO-catalysed conversion of iso-dihydrocarvone showed an opposite regioselectivity to that of dihydrocarvone; in this case, 6-isopropenyl-3-methyl-2-oxo-oxepanone was formed as the product. MMKMO converted all enantiomers of the natural substrates with almost equal efficiency. MMKMO is involved in the conversion of the monocyclic monoterpene ketone intermediates formed in the degradation pathways of all stereoisomers of three different monocyclic monoterpenes, i.e. limonene, (dihydro)carveol and menthol.  (+info)

Role of C-5 chiral center in R-(+)-pulegone-mediated hepatotoxicity: metabolic disposition and toxicity of 5, 5-dimethyl-2-(1-Methylethylidene)-cyclohexanone in rats. (7/240)

Metabolic disposition of 5, 5-dimethyl-2-(1-methylethylidene)-cyclohexanone (I) was examined in rats. Compound (I) was administered orally (250 mg/kg of body weight/day) to rats for 5 days. The following urinary metabolites were isolated and identified: 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-3,6, 6-trimethylbenzofuran (III), 3,3-dimethylcyclohexanone (VI), 5, 5-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-2-(1-methylethylidene)-cyclohexanone (X), 5, 5-dimethyl-2-(1-hydroxymethylethyl)-cyclohexanone (IX), 3-hydroxy-5-hydroxymethyl-5-methyl-2-(1-methylethylidene)-cyclo hexano ne (XI), 5,6-dihydro-3,6,6-trimethyl-2(4H)-benzofuranone (VIII), and 5,5-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-2-(1-carboxy ethylidene)-cyclohexanone (XIII). Incubation of compound (I) with phenobarbital (PB)-induced rat liver microsomes in the presence of NADPH resulted in the formation of a metabolite, tentatively identified as a furanoterpene (III) based on proton magnetic resonance, gas chromatography, and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy analyses. The formation of III was inhibited to a significant extent by carbon monoxide, metyrapone, SKF 525-A, and cytochrome c, suggesting the participation of PB-induced microsomal cytochrome P-450 system in the conversion of I to III. Compound I gave type I spectral change in the PB-induced liver microsomes and the dissociation constant (Ks) for I was 38.5 microM. Intraperitoneal administration of a single dose (250 mg/kg) of I to rats resulted in 26, 23, and 41% decreases in the levels of cytochrome P-450, glucose-6-phosphatase, and aminopyrine N-demethylase, respectively, at the end of 24 h. During this period, a 11-fold increase in serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase level was also observed. However, a decrease in the level of cytochrome P-450 and glucose-6-phosphatase, and an increase in serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase values were comparatively more pronounced when R-(+)-pulegone (250 mg/kg) or CCl(4) (0.6 ml/kg) was administered to rats. Pretreatment of rats with PB potentiated the hepatotoxicity caused by I, whereas pretreatment with 3-methylcholanthrene protected from it. This suggests that PB-induced cytochrome P-450-catalyzed reactive metabolites may be responsible for the toxic effects caused by I.  (+info)

Inhibition of plant asparagine synthetase by monoterpene cineoles. (8/240)

Asparagine (Asn) synthetase (AS) is the key enzyme in Asn biosynthesis and plays an important role in nitrogen mobilization. Despite its important physiological function, little research has been done documenting inhibitors of plant AS. Plant growth inhibition caused by the natural monoterpene 1,4-cineole and its structurally related herbicide cinmethylin was reversed 65% and 55%, respectively, by providing 100 microM Asn exogenously. Reversion of the phytotoxic effect was dependent on the concentration of Asn. The presence of either 1,4-cineole or cinmethylin stimulated root uptake of [(14)C]Asn by lettuce (Lactuca sativa) seedlings. Although the physiological responses suggested that both compounds affected Asn biosynthesis, biochemical analysis of AS activity showed that the natural monoterpene was a potent inhibitor (I(50) = approximately 0. 5 microM) of the enzyme, whereas the commercial product was not inhibitory up to levels of 10 mM. Analysis of the putative metabolite, 2-hydroxy-1,4-cineole, showed that the cis-enantiomer was much more active than the trans-enantiomer, suggesting that the hydroxyl group was involved in the specific ligand/active site interaction. This is the first report that AS is a suitable herbicide target site, and that cinmethylin is apparently a proherbicide that requires metabolic bioactivation via cleavage of the benzyl-ether side chain.  (+info)

Findings from this study highlight five key points: first, although overall smoking prevalence has decreased, the prevalence of menthol cigarette use among past 30-day cigarette smokers increased significantly from 35% in 2008-2010 to 39% in 2012-2014. Second, youth smokers remain the most likely group to use menthol cigarettes compared to all other age groups and there were significant increases in menthol cigarette use among adults ages 18-25, 26-34 and 35-49 between the two time periods. Third, while menthol cigarette prevalence has remained constant among black smokers, it has increased in white, Asian and Hispanic smokers. Fourth, dramatic reductions in youth and adult cigarette smoking in recent years have resulted in decreases in menthol cigarette prevalence in youth and young adults, but those declines have not occurred as rapidly as in non-menthol cigarettes. Menthol cigarette prevalence now exceeds non-menthol cigarette prevalence in youth and young adult smokers. Finally, among past ...
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FDA Advisory Panel Concludes that Menthol Cigarettes are No More Hazardous, But That They Enhance Smoking Initiation By Masking Harshness of Tobacco The FDAs Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) has concluded in a draft report that while menthol cigarettes are no more hazardous than non-menthol cigarettes, they may contribute to smoking initiation by masking the harshness of tobacco. The draft report on menthol is available on the TPSAC website at While the committee concluded that there is insufficient evidence that menthol cigarette smokers inhale more smoke, are exposed to higher levels of nicotine and other toxins, or face a different risk of tobacco-caused diseases than smokers of non-menthol cigarettes, it did conclude that there is sufficient evidence that menthol may enhance the smoking initiation and maintenance process by masking the harsh taste ...
The FDA is considering banning menthol cigarettes, or other regulatory options, he says. This research provides an important view of the trends and patterns of menthol use in the nation as a whole. The FDA will consider these findings and findings from multiple other studies as it goes forward.. Giovino is particularly alarmed that the findings show youth are heavy consumers of mentholated cigarettes and the use of menthols is specifically associated with being younger, female and of non-white ethnicity.. This finding indicates that mentholated cigarettes are a starter product for kids in part because menthol makes it easier to inhale for beginners, says Giovino. Simply stated, menthol sweetens the poison, making it easier to smoke. Young people often think menthol cigarettes are safer, in part because they feel less harsh.. When I was growing up, one of my older friends said he didnt think that menthol cigarette smoking was that dangerous because he was told that they were good for you ...
Comprehensive Report Shows African Americans and Young Adults. Disproportionately Affected by Menthol Cigarette Use. Washington, DC - A special supplemental issue to the journal Addiction was released today focusing on menthol flavored cigarettes (menthols) and the significant harm associated with them. This Menthol Special Journal Issue, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), includes 11 new studies focusing on the prevalence of menthol flavored cigarette use, cessation success rates among menthol cigarette users and factors that might influence smoking and quitting menthols. Key findings from the special supplement include data confirming disproportionately higher rates of menthol cigarette smoking among African Americans and young adults; and menthol smokers, particularly African Americans, are also less successful when they try to quit. Young adult non-daily smokers who smoke menthols demonstrate greater signs of nicotine dependence than those who smoke non-menthols.. This special ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of menthol on tobacco smoke exposure, nicotine dependence, and NNAL glucuronidation. AU - Muscat, Joshua E.. AU - Chen, Gang. AU - Knipe, Ashley. AU - Stellman, Steven D.. AU - Lazarus, Philip. AU - Richie, John P.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2009/1. Y1 - 2009/1. N2 - Menthol is a controversial cigarette additive because its physiologic or pharmacologic effects may possibly increase the risk for cancer and its targeted market is the Black community. In a community-based cross-sectional study on 525 Black and White volunteers, we compared levels of urinary and plasma cotinine, plasma thiocyanate, urinary 4-(N-nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1- butanol (NNAL), and its detoxified form (NNAL-Gluc) between menthol and nonmenthol smokers. In regression models that adjusted for daily cigarette intake, no significant differences were observed in the concentration of these biomarkers by menthol status in both races. There was no ...
The ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes is a gross restriction on consumer choice that will do nothing to stop children smoking says Forest.. Responding to claims by the anti-smoking group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) that the ban on child-friendly menthol cigarettes is long overdue, Forest said there is no evidence that banning menthol cigarettes will stop children smoking.. Director Simon Clark said:. The ban on menthol cigarettes is a gross restriction on consumer choice that will do nothing to stop children smoking.. Evidence from Canada, where menthol cigarettes were first banned in 2015, suggests that the ban had no overall impact on youth smoking rates because younger smokers simply switched to non-menthol cigarettes. [1]. Criticising the ban and the impact on adult consumers, Clark added:. Many adults have smoked menthol-flavoured cigarettes for decades. This week that small pleasure will be taken away from them and the only people who will benefit are the criminals who ...
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These sponsorships, which included handing out cigarettes for free, were simply part of Big Tobaccos master plan to get and keep African Americans hooked on menthol cigarettes. It was predatory targeting and customer recruitment all dressed up as support for the Black community. Unfortunately, it worked, and nearly 70% of adult African American smokers in California smoke menthol cigarettes, the highest rate of any group. 1. Menthol has been a recruitment tool for far too long. Big Tobacco has added menthol flavoring to cigarettes for nearly a century to mask tobaccos harsh taste, making the toxic smoke easier to inhale.2 But that ease comes with a price. The smoothness of menthol allows smokers to inhale more deeply, so harmful particles can settle lower in the lungs.3 Menthol cigarettes are also harder to stop - people who use menthol cigarettes have a harder time quitting. 4 5. The year 2009 could have been the end of menthol flavored cigarettes. That year the federal Tobacco Control Act ...
Unlike a prior FDA report that gave the administration cause to ban light and candy-flavored cigarettes, the latest report does not call for new regulations. It does say, however, that banning menthols would improve the nations overall health and reduce costs from tobacco-related illnesses. It also cites figures showing youths gravitating toward menthol cigarettes at an alarming rate; and especially minority youths, who seem to prefer menthol cigarettes to other tobacco blends. The study found that 80 percent of black children between the ages of 12-17 who smoke cigarettes were smoking menthols. For Latino smokers of the same age, the FDA said that over 50 percent smoke menthols. The report also showed that smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S. today, but it did not specify how menthols carry a heavier risk than other tobacco. It also failed to show that trying a menthol can pose a greater threat of addiction. The tobacco industry had objected to the ...
July 24, 2013 10:41:42 AM. - RICHMOND, Va. -- A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes -- one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business. The federal agency released the independent review on Tuesday and is seeking input from the health community, the tobacco industry and others on possible restrictions on the mint-flavored cigarettes. The FDA evaluation concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that menthol cigarettes are more or less toxic or contribute to more disease risk to smokers than regular cigarettes. However, there is adequate data to suggest that menthol use is likely associated with increased smoking initiation by younger people and that menthol smokers have a harder time quitting, the review said. Theres also evidence indicating that menthols cooling properties can reduce the ...
The FDA published preliminary results from a study it conducted that suggests menthol cigarettes pose a public health risk above that seen with non-menthol cigarettes. The report found that while menthol cigarettes, which account for about a quarter of all cigarettes sold in the United States, are no more or less toxic than regular cigarettes, menthols cooling and anesthetic properties can reduce the harshness of cigarette smoke, increasing their appeal to new smokers. The tobacco industry has previously acknowledged the inherent risks of all tobacco products, the FDA said, but the industry has raised the possibility of a black market in menthol cigarettes emerging should a ban be imposed. The FDAs move comes during a trade dispute in which Indonesia has charged that the United States illegally allowed menthol cigarettes to remain on the market while banning the import of clove-flavored cigarettes from Indonesia. The United States has been clear that it would comply with the WTO findings in a
Whats more, smokers who choose menthol cigarettes also smoked fewer cigarettes per day than those who smoked non-menthol cigarettes and quit smoking was similar for both menthol and non-menthol. Previous studies have suggested that it may be harder to quit smoking if you smoke menthol cigarettes because of its addictive taste ...
Menthol cigarette use is higher among persons who started smoking in the past year (44.6 percent) than among longer-term smokers (31.8 percent) according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition, among persons who smoked in the past month, the percentage using menthol cigarettes increased from 31.0 percent in 2004 to 33.9 percent in 2008. This increase was most pronounced among adolescent smokers aged 12 to 17 (up from 43.5 percent to 47.7 percent), and young adult smokers aged 18 to 25 (up from 34.1 percent to 40.8 percent ...
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As problematic as that would be for Altria, a ban wont be nearly as bad for it as it will be for British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI), which, after acquiring Reynolds American in a $47 billion merger earlier this year, owns the most popular menthol cigarette on the market, Newport, which alone accounted for 44% of Reynolds total domestic cigarette shipment volume.. BAT also has the third most popular menthol cigarette on the market, Camel, which has an estimated 12% share, meaning together with Newports one-third menthol, it has a nearly 50% share of the menthol market. Therefore, it stands to lose as many as 5 million smokers from a ban, but in Reynolds last annual report before being bought by BAT, it estimated that half of its $12.5 billion in revenues came from menthol cigarettes. Thats obviously a substantial loss of revenue for BAT. ...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed last Tuesday that menthol-flavored cigarettes pose greater damaging effects to public health, because they are more addictive than regular cigarettes.. The findings were published by the FDA, menthol cigarettes pose a public health risk above that seen with non-menthol cigarettes. The study explains that menthol-flavored cigarettes are not more harmful than regular ones, in terms of toxicity, however, menthol´s freshness and anesthetic properties tend to reduce the unpleasant flavor of tobacco; as result, the number of young smokers increases. In the U.S., menthol-flavored cigarettes account for about a quarter of the total market.. Also, the FDA explained, Menthol smokers show greater signs of nicotine dependence and are less likely to successfully quit smoking.. Menthol-flavored cigarettes are consumed, mostly, by African Americans and teenagers. Nonetheless, the FDA didn´t proposed any specific restriction or ban on the subject for ...
A menthol cigarette is still a cigarette-complete with all the chemicals and addiction risk that youll find with any other tobacco product. Flavoring isnt going to make it any safer. In fact, research shows that menthol cigarettes may be more addictive than nonmenthol cigarettes, which could make quitting even harder.
If you are a smoker who has already given some serious thought to cutting down or quitting altogether then you may have already switched to menthol cigarettes as a means of smoking without doing yourself so much harm. This is very admirable, but switching from menthols to disposable e-cigs is an even better way to get the nicotine hit you crave while avoiding all the damage tobacco - even from menthol cigarettes - can do to your body.. The problem for people who are already used to smoking menthols is that most of the disposable e-cigs and starter packs for refillable electronic cigarettes only come with tobacco flavor e-liquids. With the refillable devices, you can always buy menthol cartons to vaporize, but if you want the convenience and easy access of disposable e-cigs then your menthol choices may be a bit more limited.. There are plenty of major brands that have spotted this gap in the market, however, and have already started producing menthol products that are going down very well in ...
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Menthol is a cooling compound derived from mint leaves and is extensively used as a flavoring chemical. Menthol activates transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8), an ion channel also activated by cold, voltage and phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2). Here we investigated the mechanism by which menthol activates mouse TRPM8. Using a new high-throughput approach, we screened a random mutant library consisting of approximately 14,000 individual TRPM8 mutants for clones that are affected in their response to menthol while retaining channel function. We identified determinants of menthol sensitivity in two regions: putative transmembrane segment 2 (S2) and the C-terminal TRP domain. Analysis of these mutants indicated that activation by menthol involves a gating mechanism distinct and separable from gating by cold, voltage or PIP2. Notably, TRP domain mutations mainly attenuated menthol efficacy, suggesting that this domain influences events downstream of initial binding. In ...
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In this issue, Caraballo and colleagues add to the growing body of literature concerning the biomarkers of toxicity of menthol added to cigarettes (1). Even laboratory-based exposure studies (carbon monoxide, cotinine) have had mixed results, with some studies reporting decreased values, some increased, and some no difference when menthol cigarettes (compared with nonmenthol cigarettes) are smoked (2-9). These results, and the generally null results reported following examination for increased toxicity of menthol cigarettes (10-20) are understandable for 2 reasons. First, all previous studies (both epidemiologic and laboratory-based) that have attempted to determine whether mentholation of cigarettes produces additional harm have utilized commercial menthol and nonmenthol brands. Those studies have been obfuscated by the many other ways that commercial cigarettes differ other than just menthol concentration. For policy makers to judge whether mentholation itself results in additional abuse ...
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10 Appendix. This report covers every aspect of the global market for Menthol , starting from the basic market information and advancing further to various significant criteria, based on which, the Menthol market is segmented. Key application areas of Menthol are also assessed on the basis of their performance. The Menthol industrial chain, existing policies,and rules and regulations are studied in this Menthol Market report. Key manufacturers, their manufacturing chain, products, Menthol market price structures as well as the revenue.. The report also evaluates the production capacity, dynamics of demand and supply, logistics, and the historical performance of the Menthol market worldwide.. ...
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Derived from peppermint, menthol can have the same sensitizing effect as peppermint on skin. Despite its documented ability to sensitize skin, menthol is included in a surprisingly large number of products. Unfortunately, the cooling, refreshing sensation menthol causes is direct evidence that your skin is being sensitized, not soothed.. References for this information:. Archives of Dermatological Research, 1996, issue 5-6, pages 245-248. Somatosensory & Motor Research,1992, issue 3, pages 235-244. ...
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Environmental cold is a nonmodifiable hypertension risk factor. Transient receptor potential melastatin subtype 8 (TRPM8) is a cold-sensing cation channel that can be activated by menthol, a compound with a naturally cold sensation in mint. Little is known about the effect of TRPM8 activation on vascular function and blood pressure. Here, we report that TRPM8 is abundantly expressed in the vasculature. TRPM8 activation by menthol attenuated vasoconstriction via RhoA/Rho kinase pathway inhibition in wild-type mice, but the effect was absent in TRPM8(-/-) mice. Chronic dietary menthol blunted mesenteric arterial constriction and lowered blood pressure in genetic hypertensive rats via inhibition of RhoA/Rho kinase expression and activity in the vivo study. TRPM8 effect was associated with inhibition of intracellular calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, RhoA/Rho kinase activity, and sustained arterial contraction in the vitro study. Importantly, 8-week chronic menthol capsule treatment ...
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BioAssay record AID 1066650 submitted by ChEMBL: Antagonist activity at TRPM8 isolated from mouse dorsal root ganglion cells expressed in HEK T-REx cells assessed as inhibition of menthol-induced intracellular Ca2+ influx at 10 to 50 uM preincubated for 3 mins followed by menthol challenge measured after 10 mins of post compound washout.
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The popular mint cigarette flavouring menthol may make smoking a harder habit to kick by increasing the number of nicotine ... To understand how menthol may be altering the brain, Hendersons team exposed mice to either menthol with nicotine, or menthol ... Menthol can be used medically to relieve minor throat irritations, and menthol-flavoured cigarettes were first introduced in ... The menthol in menthol cigarettes could be making people more addicted to nicotine. (Image: Getty) ...
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... menthol content by weight. Lower-tar menthol cigarettes may have menthol levels up to 2%, in order to keep menthol delivery ... "The Growth of Menthols: 1933-1977". "Characterization of Menthol: History and Design of Menthol Cigarettes" (PDF). Retrieved 11 ... Menthol may be derived from distilled corn mint oil, or produced synthetically. While trace amounts of menthol may be added to ... A menthol cigarette is a cigarette flavored with the compound menthol. It has been banned in several countries, including ...
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  • According to the agenda, participants will discuss the characterization of menthol cigarettes, clinical effects of menthol, biomarkers of disease risk, marketing data, and population effects. (
  • The decision is based on a preliminary scientific evaluation of possible public health effects of menthol cigarettes, which reveals that menthol cigarettes are more highly addictive compared to standard tobacco. (
  • To our knowledge, this is the first study to test the effects of menthol on whole-brain functional connectivity," said Dr. Poirier. (
  • This is also the first study to provide evidence that effects of menthol during adolescence may be modulated by environmental stress. (
  • To determine the disposition kinetics and to examine subjective and cardiovascular effects of menthol, we conducted a crossover placebo-controlled study that compared pure menthol versus placebo, along with an uncontrolled exposure to menthol in food or beverage. (
  • When it meets Tuesday and Wednesday, the committee will discuss the scientific research on the public health effects of menthol cigarettes, including among children and certain ethnic groups. (
  • According to a study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, menthol cigarettes are favored by three-quarters of African-American smokers. (
  • People who smoke menthol cigarettes often smoke more frequently and can be less likely to quit - and it could be because fresh-tasting menthol is changing their brains to more sensitive to nicotine. (
  • How menthol enhances nicotine addiction has been something of a mystery. (
  • Now, Brandon Henderson at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and his colleagues have shown that exposing mice to menthol alone causes them to develop more nicotinic receptors, the parts of the brain that are targeted by nicotine. (
  • Over time, smokers of both menthol and unflavoured cigarettes acquire more receptors for nicotine, particularly in neurons involved in the body's neural pathways for reward and motivation. (
  • To understand how menthol may be altering the brain, Henderson's team exposed mice to either menthol with nicotine, or menthol alone. (
  • They found that, even without nicotine, menthol increased the numbers of brain nicotinic receptors. (
  • She says these findings suggest that menthol enhances the addictive properties of the nicotine. (
  • Can menthol "promote" nicotine cravings? (
  • A study published in the journal Frontiers has revealed how menthol cigarettes can trigger nicotine cravings. (
  • In effect, menthol can alter the receptor's response to nicotine. (
  • Menthol smokers show greater signs of nicotine dependence and are less likely to successfully quit smoking . (
  • Additionally, relatively newer studies suggest that menthol, when added to nicotine cigarettes, can alter the metabolism of nicotine in the body. (
  • Even newer work, now suggests that menthol may also contribute to the ability of nicotine to interact with its receptor in neurons. (
  • A fundamental question regarding menthol, a tobacco product additive that causes a cooling sensation, is whether it directly enhances the reinforcing effects of nicotine and thus promotes tobacco addiction. (
  • The goal of this project is to conduct behavioral tests in rats to examine whether menthol promotes the initiation, maintenance/progression, and relapse to nicotine self-administration without the involvement of its sensory effects. (
  • and (4) to examine interactions between menthol and nicotine in the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain's reward circuit. (
  • Other studies have shown that the tobacco industry believes younger smokers prefer menthol because it tones down the harshness of nicotine. (
  • Menthol cigarette smoking, which is prevalent in young adults, is associated with nicotine dependence, progression to regular smoking, and worse cessation outcomes than non-menthol smoking. (
  • E-cigarette market leader Juul Labs Inc. sells nicotine-liquid refill pods that come in separate mint and menthol flavors as well as tobacco. (
  • A longitudinal study of seventh graders who tried smoking before or during the 30-month study found no difference in nicotine dependence between those who smoked menthol cigarettes and those who smoked nonmenthol cigarettes. (
  • They found that menthol administered with nicotine alters connectivity patterns in an area of the brain associated with drug reward and addiction and results in behavioral changes. (
  • Adding menthol to nicotine increased the communication between a brain area in the reward pathway and one involved in memory already known to be involved in nicotine addiction and withdrawal. (
  • Scientists already know that genetic and environmental effects interact to contribute to an individual's propensity to nicotine addiction, including hyperactivity, stress and anxiety, and that individuals experiencing at least moderate psychological stress are more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes. (
  • In the study's animal model, those who had been exposed to prior stress and were given nicotine with menthol daily exhibited greater locomotor sensitization, a measure of sensitization to drugs of abuse including nicotine, than either adults or adolescents with no prior stress who had been exposed to nicotine only. (
  • The National Institute of Drug Abuse wrote in its latest Science Highlight , "This finding suggests that menthol amplifies nicotine-induced changes in the young brain's reward system that contribute to addictive behaviors. (
  • Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the receptors in lung airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, according to a study by neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). (
  • The issue may be that menthol in the presence of nicotine may reduce the irritation enough that a smoker can inhale more deeply, bringing not just nicotine but toxic smoke products farther into the lungs," explained another of the investigators, Gerald Ahern, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology. (
  • These receptors are also found in the brain, but we don't know yet what effect menthol has on those receptors, or whether they contribute, in any way, to nicotine addiction," Kellar said. (
  • Menthol smokers were younger and more likely to smoke cigarettes with longer rod length, with filters, and those high in nicotine and tar. (
  • This study examines the potential effect of reducing nicotine content or menthol or both in women of reproductive age, a vulnerable population identified by the FDA in need of further research. (
  • The goal of the cigarette conditions is to find the impact of varying nicotine and menthol concentrations on smoking rate and abstinence. (
  • Alter the nicotine and menthol concentrations of cigarettes administered to subjects as randomized. (
  • Examine the effects of reduced nicotine and menthol removal on toxicant exposure for the outcomes-- cotinine, exhaled carbon monoxide, and urine carcinogens and other tobacco specific nitrosamines. (
  • Examine cigarette content manipulation (nicotine reduction and menthol removal) as independent variables and the number of cigarettes recorded daily as dependent variable. (
  • Switch from own brand of cigarette to SPECTRUM research cigarettes (NRC 200-Reduced Nicotine Content cigarette) which contain 0.07mg nicotine yield without menthol. (
  • Allow own brand of Conventional Nicotine-Menthol Cigarette. (
  • The NAACP and Rev. Kirsten John Foy, formerly of NAN, have also joined the fight to ban all flavored nicotine products - including menthol cigarettes. (
  • Big Tobacco's war against our children and communities of color will not be won until all of Big Tobacco's weapons are taken away - and that includes menthol cigarettes, which have been used to addict underage and African-American New Yorkers to nicotine for decades," André Richardson, campaign manager for the Flavors Hook Kids NYC coalition, said in a statement. (
  • These groups likely have higher percentages of menthol cigarette smoking in part because the tobacco industry has aggressively marketed menthol products to young people and African Americans, especially in urban communities. (
  • The increased use of menthol cigarettes among African Americans, meanwhile, suggests that their availability results in disproportionate harm to that section of society. (
  • They concluded that mentholation does not seem to make cigarettes more dangerous but that it encourages people (especially African Americans and teenagers, who disproportionately favor menthol brands) to start and continue smoking by making the smoke tastier and less irritating. (
  • While this gene variant can't explain all of the increased use of menthol cigarettes by African-Americans, our findings indicate that this variant is a potentially important factor that underlies the preference for menthol cigarettes in this population. (
  • Opponents of menthol cigarettes have accused tobacco companies of targeting African Americans with their advertising, a claim that was supported by the TPSAC report. (
  • LOS ANGELES , Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Neighborhood Forward convened a distinguished panel of respected faith-based and professional African-Americans, on Thursday, July 30 th , to discuss the unintended consequences of a proposed menthol cigarette ban making its way through the California legislature. (
  • Many within the African-American community have voiced concern over Senate Bill 793 and its likelihood to increase racial profiling by law enforcement, based on statistics that suggest menthol cigarettes are overwhelmingly preferred by African Americans who chose to smoke. (
  • The question: whether adding menthol to cigarettes makes it easier to start smoking and harder to quit, and whether the additive and its marketing target African Americans and young people in general. (
  • This additional delay will simply prolong the disease and death caused by menthol cigarettes, with particularly adverse consequences for youth and African-Americans who smoke menthol cigarettes at disproportionately higher rates," said David Dobbins , chief operating officer at Legacy, a tobacco research and public health advocacy organization. (
  • And it's one that disproportionately harms African-Americans and young people - who have a marked preference for menthol. (
  • Buy-in from African-Americans will be essential for menthol regulations to work, he says. (
  • African Americans have the highest percentage of menthol cigarette use among all racial/ethnic groups, nearly 90% (3). (
  • Menthol opponents have said the tobacco industry has heavily targeted African-Americans for years through menthol ads and free samples. (
  • Because of their high preference for menthol cigarettes, it has been suggested that smoking menthol cigarettes may contribute to the excess smoking-related morbidity experienced by African Americans. (
  • Survey data confirm that provincial menthol bans significantly reduced menthol cigarette smoking among both youths and adults. (
  • Based on the health risks associated with smoking menthol cigarettes, the FDA says they will consider all comments, data, research and other information submitted to them over the next 60 days in order to determine what regulatory action, if any, is appropriate. (
  • The panel could decide to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes or order that the levels of flavoring in them be reduced. (
  • Should the ordinance win approval, Duluth would join the ranks of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which both voted last year to disallow the sale of menthol cigarettes at convenience stores and gas stations. (
  • The New York City Council is expected to vote on a bill to ban flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, though a similar ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes will not reach the chamber floor next week, sources confirmed to POLITICO. (
  • The Council must also restrict the sale of menthol cigarettes by year's end to finish the job. (
  • About 80 percent of black smokers prefer menthol cigarettes compared with 22 percent of white smokers. (
  • About 80 percent of black smokers prefer menthol cigarettes. (
  • And they can point to a nice pile of studies showing that young smokers prefer menthol cigarettes, and other studies linking mentholated cigarettes to higher rates of disease. (
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 black smokers prefer menthol cigarettes , federal data shows. (
  • Menthol is widely used in dental care as a topical antibacterial agent, effective against several types of streptococci and lactobacilli. (
  • What is the most important information I should know about camphor and menthol topical? (
  • Camphor and menthol topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to relieve minor muscle or joint pain. (
  • Camphor and menthol topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. (
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using camphor and menthol topical? (
  • How should I use camphor and menthol topical? (
  • What should I avoid while using camphor and menthol topical? (
  • What are the possible side effects of camphor and menthol topical? (
  • What other drugs will affect camphor and menthol topical? (
  • What conditions does Menthol-Ice Topical Gel treat? (
  • List Menthol-Ice Topical Gel side effects by likelihood and severity. (
  • There are no evaluations for Camphor-menthol topical. (
  • How should I take camphor and menthol topical? (
  • What is the most important information I should know about menthol topical? (
  • What is menthol topical? (
  • Menthol topical oral mucous membrane (for use inside the mouth) is used to treat minor sore throat pain, or mouth irritation caused by a canker sore. (
  • How should I use menthol topical? (
  • Since menthol topical is when needed, you are not likely to miss a dose. (
  • What other drugs will affect menthol topical? (
  • Menthol topical used in the mouth is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. (
  • Topical menthol gels are classified 'topical analgesics' and are used to relieve pain of the musculoskeletal system. (
  • Here the investigators examine - in a double-blind randomized controlled cross-over trial - the acute effect of topical menthol (Biofreeze) and placebo (gel with a menthol scent) on pain symptoms in slaughterhouse workers with symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. (
  • l-Menthol, which comes from mint, is the king of naturally derived cooling compounds and is added to products such as cough drops and cosmetics. (
  • Are menthol cough drops addictive? (
  • Menthol cough drops are not considered addictive. (
  • If an individual feels the need to consume menthol cough drops in large quantities, this may be a sign of an underlying health problem. (
  • The main purpose of using menthol cough drops is to ease throat irritation or dryness in the mouth. (
  • That's why the NAACP adopted a unanimous resolution to support state and local policy efforts to restrict sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products at its 2016 national convention. (
  • To inform novel policy strategies restricting sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products in the retail environment, our study investigated whether retail marketing strategies for menthol cigarettes differed by neighborhood racial/ethnic composition (ie, African American, Korean American, Hispanic, non-Hispanic White) in Los Angeles County. (
  • Sales of menthol cigarettes continue to increase, accounting for a third of the US cigarette market. (
  • The St. Paul City Council voted 6-1 on Wednesday to approve new restrictions that limit sales of menthol tobacco products to adults-only tobacco shops and liquor stores. (
  • On Jan. 22, city councilors Barb Russ and Zack Filipovich plan to introduce an ordinance that proposes to restrict sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavor-infused tobacco products to adult-only smoke shops. (
  • Some studies show that menthol acts as GABAA receptor positive allosteric modulator and increases Gabaergic transmission in PAG neurons. (
  • Using provincial sales data, we show that menthol cigarette sales fell to zero immediately after menthol bans, with no meaningful effect on non-menthol sales. (
  • Although black smokers disproportionately favor menthol cigarettes and are more affected by smoking-related diseases than whites, data presented at the meeting did not show that menthol specifically contributes to cancer, cardiovascular disease, or coronary heart disease. (
  • Additionally, it was found that menthol can initialize a long-term effect by triggering areas of the brain that process pleasure, reward and addiction . (
  • The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that menthol cigarettes are no more harmful to the health of smokers than regular cigarettes and comes as the FDA is mulling what to do about menthol cigarettes. (
  • The FDA evaluation concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that menthol cigarettes are more or less toxic or contribute to more disease risk to smokers than regular cigarettes. (
  • However, there is adequate data to suggest that menthol use is likely associated with increased smoking initiation by younger people and that menthol smokers have a harder time quitting, the review said. (
  • While there is little evidence to suggest that menthol cigarettes are more or less toxic or contribute more to disease risk to the user than non-menthol cigarettes, adequate data suggest that menthol use is likely associated with increased smoking initiation by youth and young adults. (
  • This data shows that menthol is not merely a flavour additive as many of us have believed in the past," said Henderson, when he presented his findings at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington DC, last month. (
  • But it stopped short of banning menthol - the most popular additive - pending further studies. (
  • A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. (
  • We expected to find genes that relate to taste receptors, since menthol is a flavor additive,' said Drayna. (
  • Scores of public health advocates and members of Congress have charged that cigarette companies add the minty additive specifically to appeal to African-American smokers, and the Congressional Black Caucus supported tougher restrictions on menthol in the tobacco bill. (
  • Opponents of menthol in cigarettes have charged that the additive makes for a more appealing first-time cigarette experience for young people than straight tobacco, making them more likely to continue smoking than kids and teens who start on nonmenthol cigarettes. (
  • Opponents of menthol in cigarettes have also charged that the additive makes people smoke more, and the evidence presented Tuesday appeared to support that claim. (
  • Published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the study addresses the long-standing question of whether menthol is merely a flavor additive or may contribute to addiction, especially in youth. (
  • Menthol is the only cigarette flavor additive allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and appeals to young smokers with a minty taste that masks the burning sensation of smoking by activating cool receptors in the nose and mouth. (
  • Mentha arvensis (wild mint) is the primary species of mint used to make natural menthol crystals and natural menthol flakes[citation needed]. (
  • The resultant crystals of menthol are then separated by filtration. (
  • Menthol cigarettes were invented in the 1920s by Lloyd "Spud" Hughes of Mingo Junction, Ohio, who reportedly stored his cigarettes in a tin with menthol crystals that he used to treat a persistent cold. (
  • Lush purchase menthol crystals from two sources in India. (
  • Menthol Crystals Review by James H. (
  • Menthol Crystals (CAS No.89-78-1, HS code:290611) is a natural spice manufactured through chemical synthesis or extraction from Peppermint Oil, available as white waxy crystalline. (
  • Menthol Crystals is widely used as aromas & perfumes. (
  • Menthol Crystals, CAS number 89-78-1, is a natural spice used as aromas & perfumes in many food products. (
  • Menthol Crystals manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as wh. (
  • Combining the botanical power of organic and fair trade menthol crystals with cayenne powder, this permeating spray is simultaneously cooling and warming on the skin. (
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  • But the agency's review of the available research and evidence relating to menthol cigarettes, issued in July 2013, also concluded that from the available studies, "the weight of evidence supports the conclusion that menthol in cigarettes is not associated with an increase in disease risk to the user compared to non-menthol cigarette smokers. (
  • The FDA is taking steps to ban menthol-flavored tobacco products in a move praised by public health and civil rights groups, citing evidence that the products are more addictive than unflavored tobacco and marketed aggressively toward Black consumers. (
  • It has been proposed that menthol cigarettes, which are more addictive but no less harmful, should be banned, partially on grounds that race-specific marketing for a more addictive product is a social injustice. (
  • Critics claim the flavor makes them more addictive and denounce the marketing campaigns that they say target menthol cigarettes specifically at minority smokers. (
  • Menthol cigarettes ARE more addictive," the Mail Online claims, based on a survey of 5,000 teenagers. (
  • But it's important to note that this type of study is not able to prove that menthol cigarettes are more addictive than normal ones. (
  • The study does not prove menthol cigarettes are more addictive than normal cigarettes. (
  • Are Menthol Cigarettes More Addictive? (
  • Last week, the FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) concluded that it is "biologically plausible" that adding menthol to cigarettes makes them more addictive and harder to quit. (
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it may place restrictions on menthol cigarettes following a scientific review that showed the products are likely to be more addictive than regular cigarettes. (
  • Menthol is used to add peppermint flavor to candy and other products. (
  • And the one flavor they did not touch was menthol. (
  • And it seems quite appropriate for us to sort of weigh in on whether or not it doesn't make sense for the FDA to have a ban on menthol as a flavor, because menthol is the entry point for young black smokers. (
  • While trace amounts of menthol may be added to non-mentholated cigarettes for flavor or other reasons, a menthol cigarette typically has at least 0.3% menthol content by weight. (
  • Of course, one of the main attractions of smoking a menthol cigarette is the minty flavor. (
  • Each great tasting flavor is formulated with a proprietary herbal blend and accompanied by vitamin C, zinc or menthol to provide nutritive support for healthy immune function. (
  • Extra attention will fall on menthol, the only cigarette flavor permitted by Congress under the 2009 law that brought tobacco under FDA regulation. (
  • The FDA this week issued a "preliminary" report after more than two years of study, concluding that menthol isn't inherently dangerous in cigarettes, but that by masking the harsh flavor, it induces more people to start smoking and makes it harder for them to stop. (
  • Menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes is a continuing challenge to health equity. (
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  • WASHINGTON , Oct. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As organizations committed to protecting the health of our nation's children, we strongly urge the Trump Administration to side with America's kids over the tobacco industry by implementing its plan to clear the market of all flavored e-cigarettes - including mint and menthol flavors that are used by nearly two-thirds of high school e-cigarette users. (
  • According to preliminary data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey released by the Administration, 63.9% of high school e-cigarette users used mint and menthol flavors in 2019, up from 51.2% in 2018 and 42.3% in 2017. (
  • This photo gallery on the California Tobacco Control Program's TobaccoFreeCA website shows the negative health impact of menthol cigarettes, particularly to the African-American community. (
  • Neal Benowitz and Jonathan Samet, two members of the committee, defend their work as responsive to their legislative mandate, which was to consider the impact of menthol cigarettes on smoking-related disease. (
  • Few have established a link between menthol tobacco use, beyond just smoking, with mental health in this high-risk age group. (
  • Findings suggest a strong link between menthol tobacco use and poor health outcomes. (
  • This could therefore apparently include those who exclusively smoked menthol cigarettes as well as those who smoked non-menthol cigarettes. (
  • In the U.S., 86 percent of African-American smokers use menthol cigarettes, compared to less than 30 percent of smokers of European descent. (
  • Overall, three in 10 adult smokers use menthol cigarettes. (
  • Bans on menthol cigarettes have been recommended by the World Health Organization, adopted throughout the European Union, and proposed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), primarily due to concerns that menthol cigarettes enable youth smoking. (
  • Ton noted in a news release that the Food and Drug Administration is considering restrictions on menthol cigarettes because it has determined that menthol in cigarettes is likely associated with increased initiation and progression to regular cigarette smoking, increased dependence, and reduced success in smoking cessation, especially among African American menthol smokers. (
  • Other products may also contain menthol. (
  • The menthol found in many over-the-counter products is usually watered down and mixed with other ingredients. (
  • Show all 201 recent products that contain MENTHOL. (
  • Menthol cigarettes raise critical public health questions," Mitch Zeller, director of the Center for Tobacco Products, said in a conference call with reporters. (
  • Gottlieb said vaping products flavored with anything other than tobacco, mint or menthol may be sold only in stores that can verify the age of all customers who walk in the door. (
  • Black market sellers of tobacco products do not check the ages of their purchasers, do not pay taxes on their sales and sell more than just menthol cigarettes," he said. (
  • Project results may inform regulatory policies related to the use of menthol in tobacco products. (
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  • FILE - In Dec. 8, 2009 file photo, Newport cigarettes, a Lorillard Inc. brand, are displayed at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. (
  • WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. (
  • Last week The New England Journal of Medicine published a point/counterpoint about menthol cigarettes, the subject of a recent report from the Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. (
  • Any decision down the line by the FDA to restrict or ban menthol could hurt Lorillard, the top menthol cigarette manufacturer, whose products include Newport, the leading seller among U.S. blacks. (
  • Demographics, past 30-day use of non-menthol and menthol tobacco products, and current alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use were assessed among those with depression and anxiety. (
  • The FDA has sought public commentary and scientific information on the use of menthol in tobacco products. (
  • The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act barred tobacco manufacturers from adding candy-like flavors to their products -- such as cloves and vanilla -- but the law left a determination on menthol to the FDA. (
  • Aimed at curbing a rise in teenage vaping, the plan has been changed to allow a carve-out for menthol vaping products, according to the official. (
  • Data presented at the meeting supported the claim that cigarette makers target menthol cigarettes at blacks, who experience more smoking-related health issues that whites, said Joshua Rising, MD, MPH, of the Center for Tobacco Products. (
  • Also, one-third of all cigarette ads located in stores in predominantly black neighborhoods were for menthol products, compared with just 10% of cigarette ads in stores in predominately white areas. (
  • Tobacco smoke was harmful all-around, but menthol didn't make it more harmful," said Allison Hoffman, PhD, of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, characterizing several studies examined by FDA researchers. (
  • The tobacco industry has previously acknowledged the inherent risks of all tobacco products, the FDA said, but the industry has raised the possibility of a black market in menthol cigarettes emerging should a ban be imposed. (
  • I believe they did see there was more of an interest within the urban community for these [menthol] products and they took it and ran with it," says Nikysha Harding, director of the tobacco prevention and control program at the Boston Public Health Commission, which also supports a ban. (
  • Themelted menthol powder is used in products from the cosmetics, food &beverage and pharmaceutical industries. (
  • Menthol is widely used in a variety of commercial products and foods, but its clinical pharmacology is not well studied. (
  • By prohibiting menthol in most tobacco products, the Government of Canada is taking yet another step to reduce the appeal of smoking to Canadian youth. (
  • By banning menthol in most tobacco products, in addition to flavours previously prohibited, we are taking another important step in the fight against youth smoking. (
  • The relative strength of the menthol market has cigarette makers introducing new menthol products and innovations. (
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was absolutely right when he spoke of a 'huge spiking' in youth use of mint and menthol e-cigarettes and stated, 'These products are still getting to kids and we cannot let a whole generation get addicted to them through mint and menthol and other flavors. (
  • In a statement, Clark said: "Menthol has been marketed to the African-American community for over 50 years, and as a result, nearly 90 percent of African-American smokers use menthol products. (
  • All Verified smart menthol cigarettes suppliers & smart menthol cigarettes manufacturers have passed our Business License Check, they can provide quality smart menthol cigarettes products. (
  • There is little evidence that smoking menthol cigarettes is itself more dangerous than non-flavored brands, public health experts said. (
  • The data indicate that menthol in cigarettes is likely associated with greater addiction. (
  • Added to what is already known about menthol's actions on nicotinic receptors, our data indicate that menthol may be considered a psychoactive agent until proven otherwise," Poirier concluded. (
  • Findings underscore the need to account for racial/ethnic neighborhood differences when developing, implementing, and evaluating novel policy strategies restricting menthol cigarette sales. (
  • We used multilevel regression models to examine associations of neighborhood racial/ethnic composition and store type with menthol cigarette sales outcomes, including availability, exterior advertising, price promotions, and price in a sample of tobacco retailers (N = 673) in Los Angeles County neighborhoods with a median or below-median household income. (
  • This evidence supports tobacco control policies that restrict menthol cigarette sales in the retail environment. (
  • Menthol cigarette sales accounted for 36% of the US cigarette market in 2017, an upsurge from 26% in 2015 (1). (
  • As sales of nonmenthol cigarettes steadily decline (1), the increase in menthol cigarette sales is consistent with longitudinal data documenting the rise in past-30-day use of menthol cigarettes from 2002 through 2014, among non-Hispanic White, Asian, and Hispanic smokers (2). (
  • According to federal law, tobacco manufacturers cannot market cigarettes with characterizing flavors (i.e. that have a distinct taste), except for cigarettes that taste like menthol or tobacco. (
  • If the FDA prohibited mint and menthol vape flavors, Gottlieb said, it could make cancer-causing menthol cigarettes more attractive. (
  • This is exactly what Juul and its part-owner Altria want as Juul made clear last week when it suspended sales of other flavors, but not mint and menthol. (
  • Allowing continued mint and menthol sales would prioritize Juul's profits over kids' health as these flavors are very popular with teens and make up the vast majority of Juul's sales ( The New York Times and other media have reported that mint and menthol account for about 80% of Juul's sales). (
  • The FDA's decision to ban menthol cigarettes at a time when it is also proposing to ban e-cigarette flavors will only drive tobacco users to continue to smoke cigarettes. (
  • These flavors are menthol and tobacco flavors. (
  • Meanwhile, a tobacco industry report to the FDA acknowledged that all cigarettes are hazardous but said there's no scientific basis for regulating menthols differently. (
  • (CNN) -- Menthol cigarettes are no more harmful than regular cigarettes, tobacco industry representatives argued Thursday as a federal advisory panel opened a two-day meeting to consider whether to ban the sale of those cigarettes. (
  • An analysis of internal tobacco industry documents from 1965 to 2000 identifies two types of menthol smoker. (
  • The primary counterargument put forward by the tobacco industry is that a ban would create a black market for menthol cigarettes. (
  • Tobacco industry lobbyists influenced some legislators, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, to accept what amounted to a soft compromise for menthol, he said. (
  • The panel -- comprising doctors, government officials, a private citizen, and three nonvoting tobacco industry reps -- will issue a report on menthol in cigarettes by March 2011. (
  • Historically, the tobacco industry began heavily marketing menthol cigarettes to blacks in the 1970s as a way to boost smoking rates. (
  • The tobacco industry argues that cigarettes with menthol have the same health effects and those without the flavoring, and so shouldn't be regulated differently. (
  • The tobacco industry is keeping a close eye on the committee's work and its recommendations for menthol, a still-growing part of the shrinking cigarette market. (
  • We urge the Trump Administration to stand up to the tobacco industry and swiftly implement its plan to clear the market of all flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol. (
  • The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, which has taken money from the tobacco industry, has argued that banning menthols will lead to more black residents being harassed by police. (
  • Menthol is a chemical compound found naturally in peppermint and other similar plants. (
  • citation needed] Menthol occurs naturally in peppermint oil (along with a little menthone, the ester menthyl acetate and other compounds), obtained from Mentha × piperita (peppermint). (
  • The fact that menthol cigarettes are favoured by adolescents and young smokers leads to the suspicion that their availability encourages people to smoke, and this, too, is supported by research. (
  • Does Menthol Entice Young Smokers? (
  • Menthol cigarettes are wildly popular among young smokers -- 54% of youth smokers use them, according to the FDA. (
  • The share of smokers using menthol cigarettes increased from 31 percent in 2004 to 33.9 percent in 2008, with more pronounced increases among young smokers, according to a study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in November. (
  • Approximately half of people who are just starting to smoke usually smoke a menthol brand," he says, "and if even a fraction of those people were to be deterred from initiating smoking, this, too, would have a profound public health benefit. (
  • This is how the tobacco companies get kids started smoking, because it's easier to smoke a menthol cigarette or other flavored cigarette than just a regular one. (
  • Up to our knowledge we are reporting a rare case of chronic exposure to significant amount of menthol associated with cutaneous, gastrointestinal and neurological manifestations. (
  • The FDA is seeking public comment on whether a limit could be set on the amount of menthol in cigarettes. (
  • Still, Lorillard said it would provide 'appropriate information' to the FDA report on menthol. (
  • 3 From their research, tobacco manufacturers knew that young people preferred smaller amounts of menthol in their menthol cigarettes, while older people who smoke preferred more menthol. (
  • Previous research shows that menthol cigarettes contribute to tobacco-related racial/ethnic health disparities. (
  • Camphor and menthol can cause a burning or cold sensation, which is usually mild and should lessen over time with continued use. (
  • An overdose of camphor and menthol is not expected to be dangerous. (
  • Since camphor and menthol is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. (
  • Camphor and menthol is for use only on the skin. (
  • Although there is a great deal known about menthol as a flavoring agent in foods and confections, less is known about the particular sensory properties of menthol cigarette smoke. (
  • The objective of this review is to assess the sensory properties of menthol tobacco smoke, and smoking topography associated with menthol cigarettes. (
  • The "cooling" and "soothing" properties of menthol cigarettes touted by tobacco companies are real, in a sense. (
  • Capitalizing on the cooling properties of menthol, early ads for menthol cigarettes cast them as a healthier alternative to non-flavored varieties. (
  • And research last year showed that smokers of menthol cigarettes develop even more of these receptors than smokers of unflavoured cigarettes . (
  • Menthol produces these effects by binding to receptors on sensory neurons which mediate signals related to pain, temperature and irritation. (
  • Menthol is an alcohol that stimulates cold receptors. (
  • The researchers say their study provides a better understanding of how menthol affects the function of the [alpha] 3 [beta] 4 receptor, one of the most prevalent nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed in the peripheral nervous system. (
  • Menthol is a mild anesthetic that excites cold receptors in the mouth, throat and airways, causing a slight numbing sensation that can make tobacco smoke seem less harsh. (
  • While whites make up the numeric majority of menthol cigarette smokers, black smokers disproportionately favor them: about 80 percent of black smokers choose menthol. (
  • It also showed that among black smokers, 82.6 percent used menthol cigarettes, compared with 32.3 percent for Hispanic smokers and 23.8 percent for white smokers. (
  • The FDA's review reiterates those findings but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban menthol in cigarettes. (
  • A 2011 FDA advisory panel report, which was mandated under the 2009 law giving the agency the authority to regulate tobacco, made many of the same findings, and said that removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health and highlighted greater use among minorities, teenagers and low-income people. (
  • They go on to advise that, "The findings of this study, along with existing evidence, suggest the need for banning menthol in Canada, in part because of its significant effect on youth smoking. (
  • A recent article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute threw a big bucket of cold water on the accumulated menthol findings. (
  • While things like cultural factors or industry advertising practices have been a focus for understanding menthol use thus far, our findings indicate that African-specific genetic factors also need to be considered,' said Drayna. (
  • The findings stand in sharp contrast to the FDA advisory committee report released last week that called menthol cigarettes a public health threat. (
  • These findings should inform any decision-making process by the Food and Drug Administration to single out menthol cigarettes as uniquely more harmful than nonmenthol cigarettes," wrote the authors of the new study, led by William Blot, PhD, of the International Epidemiology Institute in Rockville, MD. (
  • Smoking any kind of cigarette, including menthol cigarettes, is harmful and increases risk for serious illness and death. (
  • In animal test models, research seems to show that even short-term menthol use increases the penetration of tobacco carcinogens across exposed skin. (
  • In 2011, an outside panel of experts recommended FDA ban menthol after concluding that it increases smoking among young people and minorities and makes it harder for them to quit. (
  • Several studies suggested modest increases in lung cancer, pharyngeal cancer and esophageal cancer with menthol cigarettes, but those studies failed to reach statistical significance. (
  • While beyond the scope of this study, it is possible that such deeper inhalation of menthol cigarettes, to the extent it occurs, increases the already substantial health harms from smoking. (
  • This is the first time that all of the science will be brought together looking at whether menthol increases the number of users, makes it hard to quit, as a disproportionate harmful effect on certain people, and, if the answer to any of those questions is yes, what is the best thing to do about menthol to reduce the number of people who are harmed? (
  • In 2016 and 2017, menthol cigarettes were widely available in Los Angeles County across racial/ethnic neighborhoods. (
  • Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from the oils of corn mint, peppermint, or other mints. (
  • More specifically, the biosynthesis of (−)-menthol takes place in the secretory gland cells of the peppermint plant. (
  • Natural menthol is obtained by freezing peppermint oil. (
  • Menthol is a type of alcohol found in oils extracted from mint plants (such as peppermint). (
  • Menthol is extracted from the leaves of various mint plants, such as peppermint. (
  • Peppermint oil contains a high concentration of menthol, which gives it its characteristic aroma. (
  • The menthol in peppermint oil is used to reduce nausea and cold symptoms and help prevent indigestion. (
  • Menthol cigarettes are no harder to quit than nonmenthol cigarettes, and they may actually be less likely to cause lung cancer, according to a new study. (
  • That contradicts what the TPSAC report concluded: that nonwhite smokers who smoke menthol cigarettes have more difficulty quitting than those who smoke nonmenthol cigarettes. (
  • Among smokers who were followed for an average of 4.3 years, the odds of quitting smoking were the same for menthol smokers and nonmenthol smokers (OR 1.02, 95% CI=0.89 to 1.16). (
  • Researchers then looked at lung cancer rates in the follow-up cohort, and found, not surprisingly, that lung cancer rates were higher for all smokers, regardless of menthol or nonmenthol status: The mortality rates were increased 10- to 16-fold among nonmenthol smokers and 5- to 14-fold among menthol smokers compared with those who reported never smoking. (
  • When comparing menthol smokers to nonmenthol smokers, the overall risk of lung cancer among smokers of menthol cigarettes was actually 45% lower than for smokers of nonmenthol cigarettes (95% CI=0.47 to 0.90) across all races and genders. (
  • A 1995 study found there was no difference in age of initiation of smoking between those who smoked a menthol cigarette versus a nonmenthol cigarette, and a 2006 study found no difference in age of initiation between people who reported preferring menthol cigarettes and those who did not. (
  • African-American menthol and nonmenthol smokers: differences in smoking and cessation experiences. (
  • Menthol smokers (n = 407) were compared to nonmenthol smokers (n = 73) in these characteristics. (
  • The durations of most recent and longest-ever quit attempts were nonsignificantly shorter for menthol, compared to nonmenthol smokers. (
  • This article discusses menthol poisoning from swallowing pure menthol. (
  • Pure menthol is not easy to get. (
  • The two crystal forms for racemic menthol have melting points of 28 °C and 38 °C. Pure (−)-menthol has four crystal forms, of which the most stable is the α form, the familiar broad needles. (
  • We conclude that pure menthol and menthol in food or beverages have a similar systemic bioavailability and that menthol has a small cardioaccelerating effect. (
  • There is no evidence showing higher numbers of deaths among menthol cigarette smokers than among non-menthol cigarette smokers, said Jane Lewis of Altria Client Services, which represents Phillip Morris USA. (
  • So the question is: Should the FDA - they have an advisory panel out there - look carefully at menthol, and should they include menthol in the flavorings that are banned? (
  • Some anti-smoking groups wanted the ban on flavored cigarettes to include menthol but were told repeatedly that would kill the bill, said William Robinson of the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network. (
  • Using a cross-sectional analysis (collapsed across waves), past 30-day menthol tobacco was uniquely associated with greater odds of both depression and anxiety, beyond the effects of demographic and substance correlates and non-menthol tobacco product use. (
  • Additionally, past-30-day use of menthol cigarettes is higher among adolescent smokers aged 12 to 17 years (56.7%) than among young adult smokers aged 18 to 25 (45%) or smokers 26 years or older (30.5%-34.7%) (3). (
  • We can help reduce menthol cigarette smoking and help people who smoke menthol cigarettes to quit with policies that limit where menthol cigarettes are sold and marketed, and by reaching out to groups that are more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes. (
  • 1 Compared to adults who smoke non-menthol cigarettes, adults who smoke menthol cigarettes make more attempts to quit smoking and have a harder time quitting. (
  • But smokers of menthol cigarettes can be less likely to quit. (
  • In one study of giving up smoking, 50 per cent of unflavoured-cigarette smokers were able to quit, while menthol smokers showed quitting rates as low as 23 per cent, depending on ethnicity. (
  • In July the FDA said it was "likely" that menthol cigarettes posed a greater health risk than normal cigarettes, because they encourage young people to take up smoking, make it more difficult to quit and increase addiction. (
  • Thirty nine per cent said they would quit and 36 per cent said they would switch to non-menthol cigarettes. (
  • However, individuals who smoke menthol cigarettes are known to find it more difficult to quit smoking and are more likely to relapse, when compared to other types of smokers. (
  • There are 19.2 million menthol-cigarette smokers in the United States," he writes, "and if even a fraction of them quit smoking in response to a menthol ban, it would have a profound effect on public health. (
  • Among whites in the study, people who smoked menthols were actually more likely -- 55% more likely -- to quit smoking than whites who smoked nonmenthols (95% CI=1.41 to 1.70). (
  • Although both groups did not differ by number of past quit attempts, time since most recent quit attempt was shorter for menthol smokers. (
  • 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. (
  • Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities, and it is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation. (
  • Menthol can be used medically to relieve minor throat irritations, and menthol-flavoured cigarettes were first introduced in the 1920s . (
  • The researchers' unproven speculation is that this difference is because menthol cigarettes are less "harsh" on the throat. (
  • We know that a menthol cough drop soothes a scratchy, sore throat. (
  • Rinsing with menthol-flavored mouthwash causes a tingly, cooling sensation because the compound triggers a cold-sensitive ion channel in sensory neurons. (
  • Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin. (
  • Menthol provides a minty taste and a cooling or soothing sensation, and plays a particularly troubling role in U.S. cigarette smoking patterns. (
  • The menthol provides a pleasant cooling sensation, which makes it easier to tolerate shaving. (
  • It's been known for years that menthol and related cooling agents evoke the psychophysical sensation of cold - somehow by interacting with the aspect of the sensory nervous system that's related to cold detection," says Julius. (
  • Hydrate and improve the appearance of your skin with our Menthol Rosehip Treatment - an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Honey moisturizes and nourishes the skin while menthol leaves a refreshing cooling sensation. (
  • Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin or other tissues (such as the tongue, gums, or inside the cheeks). (
  • Jeffers Menthol Cooling Shampoo (16 oz) provides a cooling, tingling sensation helping to relax muscles, while cutting through dirt, sweat and grime, leaving your horse's coat with a soft and healthy shine. (
  • Formulated with 100% Pure Australian Menthol, which provides the cooling sensation, will not strip the coat of natural oils. (
  • Active Ingredients: In Each Herbalozenge: Menthol (5-10 mg). (
  • Active Ingredients: Per Drop Menthol (5.8 mg). (
  • Active Ingredients: Menthol (7.0 mg). (
  • Frequently, menthol ointment contains complementary ingredients such as capsaicin or camphor . (
  • Do not use Spray-Tish Menthol if you are allergic to tramazoline hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients in Spray-Tish Menthol. (