Here are some facts about light and menthol cigarettes that you should be aware of.

Smokers believe that light cigarettes are not as harmful as "regular" or "full-flavor" cigarettes, which is why they choose "low-tar", "mild" or "light" cigarettes because they think they are less harmful. More women than men smoke this type of cigarette, mainly because of advertising aimed at women, but they are no better than the regular ones.

But you could argue that the light and menthol cigarettes feel smoother and lighter on the neck and chest - so light should be healthier than regular, right? Wrong. Fewer than 10 percent of smokers are aware that 1 light cigarette produces the same amount of tar as a regular cigarette.

Light cigarettes supply the same amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide to smokers as "regular" and "full flavor" cigarettes. Many people who switch to low tar or light cigarettes from regular cigarettes "compensate" for the lower level of nicotine by inhaling harder, taking larger and more frequent breaths, or by increasing the number of cigarettes smoked per day.

The facts about "light" cigarettes are that they do not reduce the health risk of smoking. The only way to reduce your risk and the risk to others around you is to quit smoking completely.

What about menthol cigarettes? In a controversial study by Harvard researchers, strongly denied by a spokesman for a tobacco industry. Reports say cigarette manufacturers regulate the level of menthol in cigarettes to attract young smokers and keep the elderly hooked.

According to some experts, they believe that the regulated level of menthol in cigarettes makes smoking easier to tolerate for young smokers and also increases the dependence on nicotine. Some evidence suggests that those who smoke menthol cigarettes have a harder time quitting, and some studies suggest that they may have a higher relapse when trying to quit.

So you can see that light and menthol cigarettes are no better than regular ones, and studies have shown that 50% of the "light" cigarette smokers are less likely to quit. Smokers have been led by the myth that light cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes, giving them a false sense of security.

Wilson is a former smoker, here to share his views on methods to quit smoking and help those who are trying or thinking of kicking the addiction. It is difficult to quit smoking, but it can be done. It's never too late to quit smoking, do not give up and the key to your success is you.

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