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ARE MENTHOLS WORSE FOR YOU?

Posted on 04/07/08, 06:15 am
I'VE HEARD MENTHOLS ARE WORSE FOR YOU. NOT IN A LUNG CANCER SORT OF WAY, BUT MAKING YOU COUGH. HAS ANYONE ELSE HEARD THIS? I USED TO SMOKE MENTHOLS AND WOULD COUGH A LOT MORE, THEN I SWITCHED. THEN I MIGHT START COUGHING WITH REGULAR CIGS AND BUY A PACK OF MENTHOLS AND IT WOULD CLEAR ME UP. WEIRD HUH? ANY OPINIONS ON THIS?
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  • Reply #1 04/07/08  12:55pm
    lol fibreglass? nooooo that would be a tad illegal, not even allowed to use it as loft insulation anymore, nevermind inhale it lol
  • Reply #2 04/07/08  2:33pm
    Before I quit I looked into this to see if there was any other approach I could take... Menthol is worse because it has a more addictive ingrediant that cause the cool sensation when you inhale. You don't feel the burn as much so you smoke even more.. or that is what I read.. I never liked them so I was hoping the would encourage me to quit. And if they werent so bad maybe I could use them as a crutch every once in a while... No such luck any way I realized it wasn't going to be easy but it was going to be worth it.. I am 5 days smoke free!! Loving life and feeling better :)
  • Reply #3 04/07/08  4:12pm
    yeah the research shows that menthol smokers are among a higher risk of respiratory illness from smoking, and that's attributed to the cooling, refreshing effect of menthol allowing you too breath deeper and hold in longer...
    and ppl laugh when i say i smoke menthols.... i'm dicing with death! lol
  • Reply #4 04/07/08  8:55pm
    yES I HEARD MENTHOL CIGS HAVE FIBERGLASS, SO IF THIS IS TRUE THEN YES. fIBERGLASS CAN STICK TO YOUR THROAT AND IN TIME IT CAN CAUSE BLEEDING. HMMM, I THINK I SHOULD SWITCH BRANDS LOL.
  • Reply #5 04/08/08  7:40pm
    Menthols are more addictive because the cooling effect allows you to inhale more smoke (and nicotine) deeper into your lungs more often. As for the fiberglass in it, BS. A filter is a filter. They use the same ones on menthols as they do regulars.

    When I smoked, I would try menthols from time to time, but they always made me feel "fluey" after the third or fourth one, so I quit trying them all together. I liked the taste, but did not like the sickly feeling.

    Shevie

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