Danger of menthol cigarettes
Scientists, taking into consideration all factors have calculated that cigarettes with menthol flavor have increased risk of stroke more than twice.
Canadian doctor Nicholas Vozoris affirms that menthol cigarettes are more harmful for person's health than any other. However, what is the secret he doesn't know as of yet.
Nicholas together with his colleagues has taken sight on 5 thousand smokers. A little more than one quarter of total quantity of people under test have smoked cigarettes with menthol flavor. Among these people 3.4 % have suffered stroke caused by thrombus. Namely it has blocked blood entrance into the brain. But among smokers who smoke usual cigarettes have suffered only 2.7 %.
Scientists, taking into consideration all factors, have calculated that cigarettes with menthol flavor have increased risk of stroke more than twice. Especially strongly this difference may be noticed among women and representatives of all races except Afro-Americans. If taking into consideration their group separately, risk of stroke has tripled. However smoking of this type of cigarettes doesn't cause high pressure at all as it happens with usual cigarettes. It is quite possible that menthol somehow influences condition of blood vessels through which blood enters the brain.