Menthol cigarettes more harmful than regular cigarettes
With different flavors, menthol cigarettes is considerably lighter compared to regular cigarettes. However, a recent study revealed that menthol cigarettes are more harmful than regular cigarettes. Research shows that menthol smokers are more likely to experience lung problems.
Menthol smokers are also more at risk to be hospitalized due to lung disease more serious than regular smokers. One reason is difficulty breathing and mucus buildup in the digestive tract, as reported by the Daily Mail (05/11).
These results were obtained after researchers observed and found that menthol smokers that are still young in Canada smoke twice as much compared to regular smokers. If regular smokers smoked an average of 26 cigarettes per week, menthol smokers smoked up to 43 cigarettes per week.
In this study, researchers observed 3,758 smokers of menthol cigarettes and 1,941 regular smokers aged 45 to 80 years. Menthol smokers are usually young. In preliminary observations, menthol smokers had a lower risk of respiratory disease and are less likely to develop a chronic cough or a buildup of mucus in the respiratory tract.
Even so, it turned out that in the 18-month study of menthol smokers have lower lung health than regular smokers. They have difficulty walking for six minutes and more likely to experience shortness of breath and difficulty breathing compared to regular smokers.
Even after the researchers calculated other factors such as age and disease history, menthol smokers still had a 29 percent higher risk for lung disease compared to non-menthol smokers. If you are a menthol smoker, you should beware.