Since May 20, 2020, menthol cigarettes have been banned for sale in France and Europe. These cigarettes were banned because they are considered more dangerous than traditional cigarettes. However, by going to the tobacco shop, it is still possible to get an alternative to this one: the “fresh”. “When you smoke an ordinary cigarette, when you smoke, your throat stops when it’s too strong. With mint, we take very strong cigarettes that pass and go to the bottom, to the bottom of the lung and which are therefore more toxic.“, explains Claire Gazaniol, pulmonologist.