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What are They Putting in My Cigarettes???

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posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 09:58 PM
I don't know if its the same in the united states, but in Canada we have this ridiculus new 'chemical' they put in our cigarettes that make them go out more often, or prematurely.. apparently to stop unwanted fires.. (while I'm smoking??) ... I don't know but has anyone else heard about this?

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[edit on 9-9-2006 by kinglizard]

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 10:04 PM
Are you worried that the chemical may have health consequences? Cause that would be kinda ironic

It sounds like a great idea to me. Here in Aus we have a large number of bush fires started by careless idiots who seem to think that tossing a still smouldering butt out the window of their car is acceptable. If such a chemical exists, I hope every cigarette gets a dose of it.

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 10:06 PM
This is the first I've heard of it. A chemical ADDITIVE? Bizzare.

I smoke American Spirits - all natural, organically grown, etc...and they tend to go out if not tended to simply because there are NO ADDITIVES.

This use of additional chemicals concerns me. Perhaps you should consider switching brands?

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 10:07 PM
This is old as hell, it's required by law in certain states here in the US.

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 10:24 PM
can you back this up with a link or something dnero6911? in some states, its required that the paper have ridges that stop/slow the burn of the cigarette if its not puffed on. I'd be intriuged to see what chemical they are adding to achieve the same effect.

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 11:41 PM
I can't find any actual chemical listing for what it is... but they say that they are more toxic... one person likened it to a normal cigarette, jumping off a 32 story building... and the firesafe ones... jumping off a 33 story buildling. . lol

but heres a link

posted on Sep, 8 2006 @ 04:11 PM
well, in NY, when they first introduced these "self-extinguishing" smokes, they had to be identified by a horizontal line placed above the bar code on the pack itself. not that it made a difference, I still smoked them anyway.

posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 07:21 PM
According to the Washington Post and news agency there are much higher levels of nicotine in cigarettes. In particulary Newport 100s risen to a staggering 3.2 milligrams.


posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 07:44 PM
this gets me confused

Canadian cigarettes are unlike most cigarettes available in the world because they do not contain added flavours as is typical in American blended cigarettes, the only exception being menthol cigarettes. In fact, a Health Canada official has publicly verified this fact in 2003. While appearing before the Standing Committee on Health, Denis Choinière (Director, Office of Regulations and Compliance, Tobacco Control Program, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada) stated:

“Most of the Canadian cigarettes do not contain additives in the tobacco. The additives that are used are in the paper or in the filter. That’s quite the contrary to what they have in the U.S. market, where up to 200 additives are used. So Canadian cigarettes are quite different.” 15133626FF6D91&DTC=20050901

is it legal for them to say that, cause im lookin at my pack right now, and it says "made in canada" and it also say "benzene" and "cyanide", but i guess those are not additives. which brands have no additives that are made in canada?

posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 07:51 PM
I live in the U.S. and Winston claims that they have no additives, that's why I smoke them. Are they telling the truth?

posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 09:21 PM
All cigarettes contain chemicals. American Spirit are the closest to "all natural" as they get. The tobacco is grown and chemicals are used in the process of different stages and sometimes even after the harvest to preserve the tobacco. The papers and filters also have these chemical additives. There are NO safe cigarettes. The problem is for those trying to cut back and quit, finding out about these chemicals, companies go to great lenghts to protect are close to impossible to find. Most info is back dated info to keep the general public from finding out how much tar, ect.. are in what smokes.
Most ultra lights are more of a health hazzard than the full flavors are. The best cigs are found to be made on Indian reservations.

posted on Sep, 10 2006 @ 02:52 AM
I'm not saying cigarette smoking is good for you or anything. (I smoke cigars now and then by the way) And I don't want to be called the devil on somebodies shoulder advising people to smoke, or anything. But if you like to smoke regardless of the potential risks, Smokin Joes brand makes an all natural cigarette. $14 a carton online. If you don't like putting bad chemicals in your body, then this might be one option.

I haven't tried the brand, but this post brought the name to my mind. Those little cigars might just be the ticket for my budget.


posted on Sep, 17 2006 @ 01:22 AM
I pulled a smoke out in the house one day when I had the blacklight on and man did that sucker glow like it had been laced with a drug of some sort, as of that day I have been buying different brands of cigerettes Canadian, to see which ones glow under the neon light and suprisingly they all are put through a similar roller system and sprayed with some kind of chemical that will glow bright white in the luminesence of a black neon light.
Also inside the pack itself the chemical runs off the smoke or saturates from teh smoke onto the paper wrapper insidethe pack it glows where the tip of the cig sits at the botom of the pack in perfect little circles the size of the cigerettes, and also along the sides of the wrapper.
I have noticed all smokes have a certain dispicable taste to them and leave an even worse after taste in my mouth, but I am so addicted to the whatever it is in them.
Has anyone actually phoned a cigerette company to enquire about any of these topics?
On monday I will be phoning Du maurier and asking some questions.

posted on Sep, 17 2006 @ 01:54 AM
I have been smoking cigars for a short while, but there is a certain taste that I'm not to fond of, seems to depend on which part of my tongue the smoke is touching, other flavors can be nice. I have the CAO petit flavored cigars, they say "all natural ingredients" on their web site. Maybe it's just my unfamiliarity with cigars. I hear some cigars are just awesome.

I just wish we could get away from these bad chemicals that are added to our food, drink, etc.


posted on Sep, 17 2006 @ 02:36 AM
i roll my own cigarettes, and they'll go out if i don't take a puff on them for two or three minutes.

i guess this is because they're rolled more loosely than prepackaged cigarettes, because the brand of tobacco i buy doesn't use any additives, but it's really pretty convenient. if i sit one in an ashtray and forget about it it doesn't go to waste.

posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:17 AM
reply to post by dnero6911

The signing of the new Tobacco Safety Act of 2009 by the IMF- CEO Barry Soetoro gives most Tobacco Corporations and their affiliated "parent" companys complete immunity from any resulting public sickness or illness as a result of any "modifications" to their product. Also, they are not required by law to notify the public of any related illness nor is any research required by the "government" pertaining to any illness claims by the public ( under Sec. 909 Records and Reports, articles (A) 3-6) and Sec 911 "Modified Risk Tobacco Products") More than 27,000 smokers worldwide have signed a petition since the implementation of world-wide FSC or "Fire Safety Compliance" laws claiming a strong metallic taste, headaches, sores in their mouth, nausea and diarrhea. It has of course, fallen on deaf ears and has been completely ignored by our World Bank and IMF "government" and of course, corporations within the Tobacco Industry. But just the tip of the iceburg.

In 2000, Phillip Morris began using what they called "fire safe technology" in their Merit brand of cigarettes. Once again, this was done without any public notice whatsoever, just like the current FSC laws. They were sued by The Department of Justice in 2004 which forced them to change to the newer "government" standard of FSC cigarettes soon to be implemented for the first time in New York in 2005. Phillip Morris' version obviously did not contain all of the unnecessary toxic metallic nanoparticulates. It's interesting to note that the state with the highest amount of population within the US at the time, was the first to implement these newly formed FSC standards. Ironically, FSC cigarettes are called Reduced Ignition Propensity (or RIP) cigarettes by the Tobacco Industry.
In US Patent 7,640,936 filed September of 2005, Phillip Morris scientists explain in depth, the introduction of metal oxide nano-particulates to their products. The same type US patent was recently granted to RJ Reynolds in 2010 (#20100122708). Note that these patents were granted AFTER US-CEO Barry Soetoro signed the Tobacco Safety Act of 2009, supposedly giving the FDA and the US "government" control over tobacco additives.
The nanoparticles are incorporated into tobacco filler material cigarette paper and/or filter material, according to Muslim inventors Sharyar Rabiei, Firooz Rasouli and Mohammed Hajaligol. The metal oxide particulates consist of a combination of copper oxide, cerium oxide, titanium oxide, iron oxide and Yttrium, a radioactive rare-earth element... less than one micron in diameter, meaning they easily pass through the filter and are inhaled. This combination can then be applied to the cigarette paper or filler using an adhesive such as VINYL ACETATE, forming bands along the length of the cigarette. This toxic metallic mix, supposedly cuts down on carbon monoxide emissions from cigarette smoke, but in my opinion, there's a far more sinister agenda. Smokers are now inhaling a mixture of toxic metallic nano-particulates which explains the metallic taste and sicknesses expressed by so many smokers to date. Nanoparticulates are more deeply ingested on a cellular level, meaning once they're in the cell, they cannot be removed by conventional detoxifying methods and the above mentioned are known to break cells DNA strands and cause mutations. The result will be a myriad of new, aggressive forms of cancer which do not respond at all to conventional chemotherapy "treatment". This, in combination with IMF/Soetoro proposed budget cuts to water treatment facilities and newly relaxed EPA standards on agricultural toxic waste disposal and the numerous "profit poisons" in our food will lead to a rapid decline in human population and health. The "official" FSC website conveniently refuses to mention these toxic metallic nanoparticulates. The question is...why are these now being added under the disguise of FDA tobacco regulation via "The Tobacco Safety Act of 2009? Please research the above patent numbers for yourself.

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