News in brief: Menthol cigs weren’t Kool for public health; Eco-friendly inhaler now on PBS; Australian 4D lung project gets big funding boost

Menthol cigarettes responsible for 378K premature deaths The “crisp, clean taste of menthol” introduced into cigarettes in the early-mid 20th Century was likely responsible for an extra 10.1 million smokers, 378,000 premature deaths and three million life-years lost. Research has shown that the overall US smoking prevalence declined markedly from 33.2% in 1980 to 13.7% ...

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