Health officials have been analyzing the potential hazards of the minty ingredient in cigarettes and whether or not the menthol poses additional health risks.
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Smoking in all NYC parks and on more than 15 miles of beaches is now completely illegal.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that nationwide smoking rates dropped 15 percent during the same time period.
The finding suggests the unconscious and involuntary activation of mirror neurons in smokers.
Scientists may have discovered that a specific genetic mutation may be a large reason why some individuals become significantly more addicted to smoking tobacco than others.
Researchers found that women who are regular smokers, specifically prior to menopause, notice much higher risks of breast cancer when compared to women who do not smoke.
Cigarette advertising drastically affects decisions of teenagers and whether or not they begin smoking.