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Tobacco Induced Diseases

, 9:S7

First Online: 23 May 2011DOI: 10.1186-1617-9625-9-S1-S7

Cite this article as: Hoffman, A.C. Tob. Induced Dis. 2011 9Suppl 1: S7. doi:10.1186-1617-9625-9-S1-S7

Abstract

Since the 1920s, menthol has been added to cigarettes and used as a characterizing flavor. The health effects of cigarette smoking are well documented, however the health effects of menthol cigarettes as compared to non-menthol cigarettes is less well studied. This review discusses menthol’s effects on 1 biomarkers of tobacco smoke exposure, 2 toxicity and cellular effects, 3 lung function and respiration, 4 pulmonary and-or vascular function, 5 allergic reactions and inflammation, and 6 tobacco-related diseases. It is concluded that menthol is a biologically active compound that has effects by itself and in conjunction with nicotine, however much of the data on the other areas of interest are inconclusive and firm conclusions cannot be drawn.

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Autor: Allison C Hoffman

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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