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Am J Public Health. 2012 Jul;102(7):1310-2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300632. Epub 2012 May 17.

Menthol brand switching among adolescents and young adults in the National Youth Smoking Cessation Survey.

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Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

This study examines patterns of menthol and nonmenthol cigarette use from 2003 to 2005 in a cohort of smokers, aged 16 to 24 years in the National Youth Smoking Cessation Survey. At follow-up, 15.0% of baseline menthol smokers had switched to nonmentholated cigarettes; by contrast, 6.9% of baseline nonmenthol smokers had switched to mentholated cigarettes. Differences in switching patterns were evident by gender, race/ethnicity, parental education, and smoking frequency. These data support previous evidence that young smokers start with mentholated cigarettes and progress to nonmentholated cigarettes.

PMID:
22594728
PMCID:
PMC3478026
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2011.300632
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