Were only blacks tricked into smoking menthols? My mom smoked Salem menthols. I secondhand smoked them quite a bit growing up, especially on road trips with the car windows rolled up. All that secondhand smoke probably contributed to my having COPD even though I never took up smoking. I think that the government owes me some money to compensate for the disability I have suffered due to my Mom (and indirectly yours truly) being duped into smoking menthol cigarettes. I can only hope I receive compensation while I still have enough breath in my body to enjoy my penchant for booze and hookers.