Table 1

Excess smoking initiation, smoking-related deaths and life-years lost due to menthol cigarettes over 1980–2018 for the adult general, African American and hypothetical low-menthol African American population

Cumulative excess smoking initiators (%)Cumulative excess deaths (%)Cumulative excess life-years lost (%)Average percentage of population (%)
General population10 137 808 (100)377 528 (100)2 951 533 (100)100
African American population1 508 913 (15)156 471 (41)1 476 198 (50)12
Hypothetical low-menthol African American population1 286 848 (13)61 132 (16)606 840 (21)12