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Menthol cigarettes can increase risk for stroke

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Apr 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-12 19:46:09-04

(WTVR) – Smoking menthol cigarettes can increase your risk for stroke.

A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found smokers are twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared to those who smoke regular cigarettes.

And it was three times higher for women and non-African Americans.

Experts don’t know why it’s increasing stroke risk and not heart or lung diseases.

For more information on the study, click here.