Table illustrates the sociodemographic aiid smoking characteristics of both groups. Compared to nonmenthol smokers, menthol smokers were younger and more likely to be uninsured.

While a predominant proportion of smokers in both groups smoked filtered cigarettes, this proportion was significantly higher for menthol smokers. Menthol smokers reported a slightly higher level of satisfaction with the flavor of their cigarette. Menthol smokers were also more likely to smoke cigarettes with longer rod lengths—100s/l 10s (54.1% vs. 46.5%, p<0.05) and those with higher tar (16.0 vs. 14.0), nicotine (1.2 vs. 1.0), and carbon monoxide (16.0 vs. 15.0; all p<0.05) contents than nonmenthol smokers. Menthol and nonmenthol smokers were compared for use of marijuana and other recreational drugs, such as heroin or cocaine. Menthol smokers differed only in their increased use of marijuana (21.2% vs. 11.0%, p=0.04). Smokers in both groups reported a similar number lifetime quit attempts and did not differ in their readiness to quit smoking, with about 60% in both groups in contemplation or preparation stages. However, success with cessation differed between the groups. Menthol smokers reported more recent quit attempts compared to their nonmenthol counterparts (12- vs. 24 days for nonmenthol, p=0.047). The duration of abstinence during most recent (30- vs. 36 days for nonmenthol, p=0.187) and longest-ever (90- vs. 157.5 days for nonmenthol, p=0.111) quit attempts were nonsignificantly shorter for menthol smokers. cialis canadian pharmacy

Table. Demographic and Smoking Characteristics of Participants

Menthol Smokers (n=407)

Nonmenthol Smokers (n=73)

P Value

Age in years, median (range)

40 (18-64)

45 (18-79)

O.001

Gender % male

61.2

65.8

0.459

Education < high school

24.6

27.4

0.616

Married

18.2

20.6

0.639

Spouse also smoker

67.0

65.2

0.819

Unemployed

46.3

48.0

0.796

Uninsured

42.6

28.8

0.027

Monthly income <$ 1,200

59.4

58.6

0.893

Age of first cigarette, years1

15 (3-40)

16 (5-52)

0.692

Age of regular smoking, years1

18 (9-44)

18 (5-59)

0.884

Cigarettes per day smoked1

10 (1-60)

10 (1-30)

0.351

Use of filtered cigarettes, % yes

97.8

86.3

О.00Г

Satisfaction with cigarette2

7(1-10)

6 (1-10)

0.055

FTND score3

4(0-10)

4 (0-8)

0.474

Used marijuana in past 30 days

21.2

11.0

0.040