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FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose health risk Published: July 24, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely post a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reports 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.

There’s also evidence indicating that menthol’s cooling properties can reduce the harshness of cigarette smoke and that menthol cigarettes are marketed as a smoother alternative, the AP reports.

H/T: Yahoo!
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