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 633252 overall and 237317 for Blacks.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American journal of public health|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health