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Thread: Menthol increases nicotine addiction - New Scientist

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    Menthol increases nicotine addiction - New Scientist

    "It's a fresh problem. People who smoke menthol cigarettes often smoke more frequently and can be less likely to quit and it could be because fresh-tasting menthol is changing their brains to more sensitive to nicotine.

    How menthol enhances nicotine addiction has been something of a mystery. Now, Brandon Henderson at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and his colleagues have shown that exposing mice to menthol alone causes them to develop more nicotinic receptors, the parts of the brain that are targeted by nicotine."

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    Menthol increases nicotine addiction by tweaking brain - health - 05 December 2014 - New Scientist
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    just saw this and was going to post - good one Davi.

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    I'm skeptical about the whole menthol debate, given the original report is tainted by corruption:

    Tobacco Truth: Federal Judge to FDA: Tobacco Advisory Panel Tainted by Conflicts of Interest

    One could easily rename the brain receptors "menthol receptors" and say coincidentally they also lock onto to nicotine. This is more likely given that menthol has been in wide use for thousands of years.

    Then we can just say minties prime young brains for addiction, let's ban minties.
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