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Menthol Cigarette Smoking and Health, Florida 2007 BRFSS

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Objective : To examine associations between menthol cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence, quit attempts, and physical and mental health.

Methods : Data were drawn from the 2007 Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and a follow-up survey among current smokers (N = 3396). Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted.

Results : In multivariate analyses, menthol cigarette smoking was associated with women, African American and Hispanic race/ethnicity, and greater mental distress.

Conclusions : Women, racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals reporting a greater frequency of mental distress are more likely to smoke menthol versus nonmenthol cigarettes. Implications for public health policy and cessation interventions are discussed.
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Keywords: African American; cigarette; mental health; menthol; physical health; smoking

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1 Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Coral Gables, FL.

Publication date: 2011-01-01

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