Letter by Lempert et al Regarding Article, “Menthol and Nonmenthol Cigarette Smoking: All-Cause Deaths, Cardiovascular Disease Deaths, and Other Causes of Death Among Blacks and Whites”
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To the Editor:
The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act exempted menthol from the list of “characterizing flavors” prohibited in tobacco products, but gave the Food and Drug Administration authority to act on menthol. Munro et al1 reported that 84% of black smokers used menthol cigarettes in comparison with 27% of white smokers, and that, controlling for race and smoking intensity, menthol cigarettes were not associated with a different risk …