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Effect of Menthol on the Penetration of Tobacco Carcinogens and Nicotine

Wednesday, June 23, 2010  
Effect of Menthol on the Penetration of Tobacco Carcinogens and Nicotine Across Porcine Oral Mucosa Ex Vivo
Squier CA, Mantz MJ, Wertz PW. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Epub May 28, 2010.

This study examines the movement of tobacco carcinogens across mucosal membranes in the presence of menthol. Based on study findings, the authors suggest that there may be a potentially increased oral exposure to carcinogens among users of menthol-flavored cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

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