Dr. Michael Siegel: Cigarettes Have Many Flavor Additives –Why Single Out Menthol?


Reason Magazine has produced a video on menthol cigarettes. Dr. Michael Siegel,  a leading anti-smoking advocate , states that menthol cigarettes are not a gateway to smoking and points out that tobacco companies add an entire range of flavor additives. Why single out menthol”

 Video at http://reason.com/blog/2010/09/08/whats-the-matter-with-menthols


Dr. Siegel is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health. He has 25 years of experience in the field of tobacco control. He previously spent two years working at the Office on Smoking and Health at CDC, where he conducted research on secondhand smoke and cigarette advertising. He has published nearly 70 papers related to tobacco. He testified in the landmark Engle lawsuit against the tobacco companies, which resulted in an unprecedented $145 billion verdict against the industry. He teaches social and behavioral sciences, mass communication and public health, and public health advocacy in the Masters of Public Health program.

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