Cigarettes

Not all cigarettes make part from the same category. Smokers that are around the world prefer many various tastes and our companies aim for excellence in every manufacturing step.

cigarettesCigarette design is more hardly to understand. Our companies work to understand the adult preferences and to design cigarettes. It is the preference of adult consumers to guide with tobacco blends. We work to ensure that the grades are available long term to keep the products consistence.

Foods ingredients and flavors are added to the same types of cigarettes. American blends balanced the natural tobacco taste, and give to individual brands their aroma and flavor. Other ingredients of the cigarettes control moisture.

Nicotine is not added in making cigarettes.  It occurs naturally in all varieties of tobacco plants.

The filter, paper and level of filter ventilation are all chosen to affect the sensory strength and smoke yield of the cigarette. At each stage, there is constant quality control and testing.

Cigarettes have four basic components:

  • The tobacco rod
  • The cigarette paper around the tobacco rod
  • The filtration zone
  • The filter and tipping around the filtration zone.

The tobacco in the rod includes tobacco lamina (the flat part of the tobacco leaf), tobacco stem (midribs of the leaf), and expanded lamina.

The cigarette paper includes paper and adhesive.

The filter is made mainly from cellulose acetate fibers, known as tow.  Cellulose acetate is derived from wood pulp.  The fibers are bonded together with a hardening agent, triacetin plasticizer, which helps the filter to keep its shape.  The filter is wrapped in paper and sealed with a line of adhesive.  Sometimes charcoal is added to filters.

The tipping paper includes paper and adhesive.

Design adjustments achieve different strengths and tastes, and can reduce smoke yields of various smoke components, as measured by a standardized machine method.  See Cigarette design and manufacture on the drop-down menu.

What happens when a cigarette burns?

For to understand cigarette design, you should know how a cigarette burns. If they were burned instead of tobacco, it would also produce a type of tar. When a cigarette burns, it produces special gases creating the smoke. A cigarette filter traps some of these particles.

When a smoker puffs on a cigarette, whole smoke, including both fine particles and gases, is sucked through the tobacco rod and the filter.  Gases pass through the filter, and some particles are trapped in it.  It is this particulate matter, minus nicotine and water that is called tar.

Smoke has over 4,000 constituents, many of them also found in the air we breathe and our food.  These constituents include the emissions listed on packs, such as tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. Water vapor is also produced by the combustion, because the burning of any organic material breaks down the chemical components and produces water.

Filter biodegradability

Filter tips are biodegradable over a month and three years, depending from environmental conditions. Although we are researching more rapid breakdown and present that we know that filters cause littering problems.

We believe the best way to reduce potential litter problems is for consumers to dispose of filters and cigarette packs in a responsible way.

Health smoking risks

Smoking poses real risks of really serious diseases. We are working to develop products that may be recognized as less harmful. Health risks of smoking can be viewed at Health science.

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