The Effects “Big Tobacco” Has on Blacks

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The Dangers of Mentholated Cigarettes

Mentholated cigarettes may increase the risk of both lung and bronchial cancer more than regular cigarettes by promoting lung permeability of smoke particles. Furthermore, smokers of menthol cigarettes do have higher levels of cotinine (the most common chemical produced by the body from nicotine) in their bloodstream than non-menthol smokers.

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