Blot, Cohen, Aldrich, McLaughlin, Hargreaves, Signorello in their article discuss the risk of lung cancer among menthol cigarette smokers in the United States. They mention how individuals who smoke menthol cigarettes can find it harder to quit them especially among the African American communities. The authors of this study conducted a Southern Community Cohort Study, which was conducted from March 2002-September 2009. Individuals who participated in the study were grouped based on whether they preferred menthol or nonmenthol cigarettes. In order to analyze the data the investigators decided to utilize Odds Ratios and Hazard Ratios. The overall results of the study showed that menthol cigarettes could be less harmful than nonmenthol cigarettes when looking at lung cancer incidence and mortality rates.