Mentholated cigarette use among multiphasic examinees, 1979-86

Am J Public Health. 1989 Oct;79(10):1415-6. doi: 10.2105/ajph.79.10.1415.


Mentholated cigarette use was studied in relation to age and race in 29,037 current smokers who were Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program members. The percentages of mentholated cigarette users were much higher in Blacks and Asians than in Whites, especially in the younger age groups. A marked inverse relationship between mentholated cigarette use and age was present in Blacks and Asians; mentholated cigarette use showed little difference with age in Whites.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • California
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Menthol*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / ethnology*
  • White People


  • Menthol