Correlates and Prevalence of Menthol Cigarette Use Among Adults With Serious Mental Illness. With a focus on protecting vulnerable groups from initiating and continuing tobacco use, the FDA has been considering regulation of menthol in cigarettes. In a large sample of adult smokers with serious mental illness (SMI) in the San Francisco Bay Area, the current study examined demographic and clinical correlates of menthol use and compared the prevalence of menthol use to that of adult smokers in the general population in California. Adult smokers with SMI (N = 1,042) were recruited from 7 acute inpatient psychiatric units in the San Francisco Bay Area. Demographic, tobacco, and clinical correlates of menthol smoking were examined for the sample using bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses, and prevalence of menthol use was compared within racial/ethnic groups to California population estimates from the 2008-2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
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