In der EU wird im Mai 2020 endlich Menthol in Zigaretten verboten, nach einem Jahrzehnt Forschung:

2010

Menthol Cigarettes: Moving Toward a Broader Definition of Harm
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S85.abstrac...
Why We Should Make Menthol Cigarettes History
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S94.extract
Tobacco Industry Knowledge of the Role of Menthol in Chemosensory Perception of Tobacco Smoke
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S98.abstrac...
The Role of Menthol in Cigarettes as a Reinforcer of Smoking Behavior
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S110.abstra...
Menthol Cigarette Use Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States, 2004–2008
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S117.abstra...
Perceptions of Menthol Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults and Adult Smokers: Findings From the 2009 HealthStyles Survey
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S125.abstra...
Menthol Cigarettes Contribute to the Appeal and Addiction Potential of Smoking for Youth
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S136.abstra...
The Menthol Marketing Mix: Targeted Promotions For Focus Communities in the United States 
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/suppl_2/S147.abstra...
2011
TC Supplement
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/20/Suppl_2
Menthol: putting the pieces together

http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/20/Suppl_2/ii1.full
NEJM: The Threat of Menthol Cigarettes to U.S. Public Health
http://healthpolicyandreform.nejm.org/?p=14233
Menthol smokers are less likely to quit
https://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(11)00462-4/fulltext
2012
Menthol Capsules in Cigarette Filters
http://www.dkfz.de/de/tabakkontrolle/download/Publikationen/RoteReihe/Band_17_Menthol_Capsules_in_Cigarette_Filters_en.pdf
Risk of stroke from smoking menthol cigarettes
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/172/7/590
Higher uptake of cadmium with menthol cigarettes
http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2012/12/15/1055-9965.EPI-12-0912.abstract
2013
Menthol smokers gain more weight if trying to quit
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/09/07/ntr.ntt137.abstract.html
2014
Menthol smokers experience more difficulty in smoking cessation
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.12661/abstract
Menthol increases cigarette consumption in teenagers
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10552-014-0410-6
2015
animal experiment: menthol increases nicotine uptake
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0117128
Menthol interacts with nicotine at receptors
http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/early/2015/05/11/mol.115.098285
Österreich: Vwgh-Entscheid zum Sponsoring
2016
Menthol masks unpleasant taste of nicotine in e-cigarettes
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/01/17/ntr.ntw019.abstract
Industry response to ban of menthol cigarettes in Canada
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2016/07/19/tobaccocontrol-2016-053099.full
Menthol cigarette use increasing in young smokers
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2016/10/11/tobaccocontrol-2016-053329.abstract
European Court of Justice dismissed complaints from Poland and several tobacco companies against TPD-II
https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/litigation/decisions/eu-20160504-republic-of-poland-v.-european
2017
Menthol and nicotine drive reward-related behaviors synergistically by interaction in dopaminergic neurons
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28401925
http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/vaop/naam/abs/npp2017107a.html
Menthol-glucuronide and cancer-related biomarkers in smokers
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mc.22519/abstract
Fewer menthol initiates felt nauseated at first cigarette use
https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ntr/ntx181/4083723/Differences-in-Subjective-Experiences-to-First-Use
Almost a century of Big Tobacco’s menthol deception scam is enough
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/26/4/359
Menthol enhances positive rewarding effects of high nicotine-containing e-cigarettes among youth
http://www.drugandalcoholdependence.com/article/S0376-8716(17)30433-7/fulltext
2018
Mentholverbot scheint Rauchstopp zu erleichtern
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2673373?redirect=true
Plan der U.S. FDA
http://app.info.fda.gov/e/es?s=2027422842&e=162083&elqTrackId=78D8A052C380BCBFF284D754BEBE9730&elq=7975cc18c7b64d91aa8a330a586f8033&elqaid=5906&elqat=1

2019
Nach Mentholverbot geht gesamter Zigarettenverkauf zurück
https://academic.oup.com/ntr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ntr/ntz041/5385586
Mentholverbot fördert den Ausstieg aus der Nikotinsucht
https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2019/05/29/tobaccocontrol-2018-054841
Mentholzigaretten fördern den Übergang vom experimentellen zum regelmäßigen Rauchen bei Jugendlichen
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306460319302539
Karzinogen Pulegon in Minze- und Menthol-Aromen
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2751245
Minze- und Menthol-Aromen in Juul bei U.S. Jugendlichen beliebt
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2755264
Review: Mentholzigaretten machen abhängiger
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31867627
2020 besteht in der EU die Gefahr, dass statt höherer Quitraten wie in Canada (nach dem Mentholverbot 2017) Tabakfirmen mit Umgehungsprodukten Geschäfte machen:
P.Morris brachte 2019 IQOS mit Menthol auf den Markt, Japan Tobacco verkauft Zigarillos mit Menthol, mehrere Firmen verstecken Mentholkapseln im Mundstück und  Imperial Brands verkauft Pappstreifen, die in Zigarettenschachteln gelegt werden und den Zigaretten nach einer Stunde einen Mentholgeschmack geben.