In the United States, there is a strong association between black people and smoking menthol cigarettes. It seems that the majority of African-Americans who smoke smoke menthol cigarettes, while a majority of white smokers smoke non-menthol cigarettes. In addition to the trend, popular culture associates menthols with African-Americans.
Is this trend seen elsewhere in the world? Do Black African people elsewhere in the world seem to gravitate heavily toward menthol cigarettes to the exclusion of non-menthol cigarettes like in the US? Is there a pop culture perception that this is so?