National Cancer Institute Home at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov

Publication Abstract

Authors: Levy DT, Pearson JL, Villanti AC, Blackman K, Vallone DM, Niaura RS, Abrams DB

Title: Modeling the future effects of a menthol ban on smoking prevalence and smoking-attributable deaths in the United States.

Journal: Am J Public Health 101(7):1236-40

Date: 2011 Jul

Abstract: We used a validated smoking simulation model and data from the 2003 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey to project the impact that a US menthol ban would have on smoking prevalence and smoking-attributable deaths. In a scenario in which 30% of menthol smokers quit and 30% of those who would have initiated as menthol smokers do not initiate, by 2050 the relative reduction in smoking prevalence would be 9.7% overall and 24.8% for Blacks; deaths averted would be 633,252 overall and 237,317 for Blacks.

Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013