July 31, 2013

What is - Asphyxia in Suicide cases & Menthol Cigarette?

Asphyxia or asphyxiation (without heartbeat") is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from being unable to breathe normally. 
This occurs in suicide cases by hanging and a confirmation in autopsy report tells the case is suicide.

Menthol Cigarette: A menthol cigarette is a cigarette flavored with the compound menthol, a substance which triggers the cold-sensitive nerves in the skin without actually providing a drop in temperature.
Menthol cigarettes have also been shown to inhibit nicotine metabolism, causing "systemic enhancement in exposure to nicotin.

Menthol cigarettes pose a public health risk above that seen with non-menthol cigarettes. Menthol smokers show greater signs of nicotine dependence and are less likely to successfully quit smoking.


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