As reported by the tobacco industry, approximately 600 substances are used as cigarette additives. The main additions to tobacco aresugars, which are also present naturally in tobacco leaves, and moisture retaining compounds (humectants), such as glycerol and propylene glycol.
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What are the main ingredients in your cigarettes?
In addition to tobacco, which is the main ingredient in all of our cigarettes, other ingredients are added to many of our brands. Some ingredients, such as humectants, help maintain the moisture and pliability of the tobacco leaf. Others contribute to the taste and aroma of the tobacco leaf smoke.
What is added to tobacco to make it addictive?
Ingredients such as sugar, honey, cocoa and peppermint are added to the tobacco, paper and filter to improve the experience of smoking. Additives are also used to increase the addictiveness of cigarettes, making it harder to quit.
Why do tobacco companies use additives in cigarettes?
Tobacco companies use additives in cigarettes to make the effects of nicotine more impactful and to make cigarette smoking more appealing to consumers. 1 Unfortunately, these additives drastically increase the health risks of cigarette smoking.
Are most of the chemicals in cigarettes added during manufacturing?
Most of the chemicals in cigarettes are added during manufacturing. True or false? FALSE. Some of the chemicals in cigarettes are present in the tobacco plant or occur naturally during processing. 1,4,5 Others are created when the cigarette is lit. The bottom line: there is no such thing as safe tobacco. 6 Watch the video to learn more.