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Squeezable menthol cigarette may hook young people, Canadian Cancer Society fears – 19 de Noviembre de 2015 – Canadá

One of Canada’s largest tobacco companies has introduced a new type of menthol cigarette that the Canadian Cancer Society worries could get more teens and young adults hooked on smoking.

The cigarettes, sold by Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc., contain a capsule of liquid menthol inside their filters, which a smoker can squeeze to get a burst of flavour while taking a puff.

Four brands of the smokes are being sold in parts of Canada for the first time, although squeezable menthol filters have been available in other countries for years, said Rob Cunningham, a senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cancer Society.

“And we’re concerned that this is a new gimmick that will be attractive to kids, that will contribute to experimentation and addiction,” he said, explaining that menthol can soothe the throat and soften the harshness of tobacco smoke.

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