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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 08:57 PM

Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190215162039.htm

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Reply Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use (Original post)
Troll2 Feb 15 OP
Da Mannn Feb 15 #1
Duke Lacrosse Feb 15 #2
imwithfred Feb 15 #3
SatansSon666 Feb 16 #4
Troll2 Feb 16 #5
SatansSon666 Feb 16 #6

Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:21 PM

1. Acknowledging genetic anything tied to AAs could be considered racist...

unless a VA Governor does it.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:22 PM

2. Fascinating

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Response to Duke Lacrosse (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:42 PM

3. ".....Fascinating....."

I take it you never worked in a convenience store?

When someone belonging to a certain racial group walked in to buy cigarettes, nine times out of ten it was.....Newports.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:05 AM

4. My father in law used to smoke menthols.

He lives in Quebec and last year I think it was, they banned methols because of "the children". Really broke his heart, now he vapes a menthol flavor so I guess it kind of worked out better for him. Lost his cough and he's down to a low amount of nicotine.

Neat that a genetic mutation can lean someone towards a cigarette flavor.

Cool post.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 08:10 AM

5. You set fire to it?



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Response to Troll2 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:56 PM

6. Hahah, never saw that before.

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