In der EU wurde 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
Possibly easier smoking cessation after ban of menthol. Mentholverbot scheint Rauchstopp zu erleichtern
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2673373?redirect=true
Strategy of U.S. FDA. 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
After ban of menthol total sales of cigarettes decline. Nach Mentholverbot geht gesamter Zigarettenverkauf zurück
https://academic.oup.com/ntr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ntr/ntz041/5385586
Ban of menthol promotes nicotine cessation. Mentholverbot fördert den Ausstieg aus der Nikotinsucht
https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2019/05/29/tobaccocontrol-2018-054841
In adolescents menthol promotes transition from experimental to regular smoking. Mentholzigaretten fördern den Übergang vom experimentellen zum regelmäßigen Rauchen bei Jugendlichen
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306460319302539
Carcinogen Pulegon in aromas with mint and menthol. Karzinogen Pulegon in Minze- und Menthol-Aromen
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2751245
Aromas with mint and menthol in Juul preferred by U.S. youth. Minze- und Menthol-Aromen in Juul bei U.S. Jugendlichen beliebt
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2755264
Review: Mentholated cigarettes are more addictive. 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)- Tabak- und Nikotinkonsum auch nach dem 20.5.20 weiter durch Menthol gefördert wird und Tabakfirmen mit Substitutions- (WS-3) und Umgehungsprodukten Geschäfte machen:
P.Morris brachte 2019 IQOS mit Menthol auf den Markt, Japan Tobacco verkauft Zigarillos mit Menthol und streitet den charakteristischen Geschmack in Zigaretten ab, mehrere Firmen verstecken Mentholkapseln im Mundstück,  Imperial Brands und Reemtsma verkaufen Pappstreifen, die in Zigarettenschachteln gelegt werden und den Zigaretten nach einer Stunde einen Mentholgeschmack geben. In den USA und den meisten Ländern war Menthol (auch in E-Zigaretten) bis 2021 noch nicht verboten und die EU-Direktive verbietet charakteristische Aromen nur in Tabakprodukten. Menthol erschwert Jugendlichen den Ausstieg aus der Nikotinsucht. In Canada wurden nach dem Mentholverbot weniger Exraucher rückfällig und 21,5% der Konsumenten von Menthol-Zigaretten gaben das Rauchen auf. Umgehungen des U.S. Verbotes 2021.