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Seductive additive boosting addiction or harmless flavoring? ACSH examines the evidence on and complexities regarding menthol as an ingredient in tobacco products, an ingredient whose banning is often debated.

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William T. Godshall, M.P.H.
SmokeFree Pennsylvania

Gio Gori, Ph.D.
Health Policy Center

Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., M.S.
Yeshiva University

Peter N. Lee
P N Lee Statistics and Computing, Ltd.

Carl Phillips, M.P.P., Ph.D.
Tobacco Harm Reduction Institute

Brad Rodu, D.D.S.
University of Louisville

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