The feds are moving to ban menthol cigarettes.
Jennifer Cofer, is Director of the End Tobacco Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in San Antonio Texas.
She says menthol flavor is added to cigarettes to reduce the harshness of cigarette smoke in the mouth and throat.
A smoother, milder smoke with more flavor, makes menthol cigarettes more addictive than cigarettes without menthol.
The federal government will still allow menthol flavor in e-cigarettes.
Preteen girl tries e-cigarette under the influence of her friend.
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