Compensated Smoking
Research Study
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are conducting a research study aimed at learning more about young adult smokers.
Visits Conducted in Oklahoma City, OK
Frequent Smokers, Menthol Cigarette Preference
18 - 34 Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
The majority of new young adult smokers initiate with a menthol cigarette. Menthol cigarette smoking is linked to a greater likelihood of progressing to regular smoking and nicotine dependence.

Menthol’s pleasurable taste and other sensory effects (cooling /soothing sensations in the throat) may contribute to a positive first smoking experience, which could link initiation with uptake and regular smoking.

Our researchers want to know how a menthol ban could alter smoking behavior in young smokers.
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