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A fire-safe cigarette has a reduced propensity to burn when left unattended. The most common fire-safe technology used by cigarette manufacturers is to wrap cigarettes with two or three thin bands of less-porous paper that act as “speed bumps” to slow down a burning cigarette. If a fire-safe cigarette is left unattended, the burning tobacco will reach one of these speed bumps and self-extinguish.
Originally posted by TheDuckster
1. Where abouts do you live?
2. Which reservation do you go to?
3. Have you noticed ANY change-ups in the last batch or so, where you purchased? Same dealer?
4. Have the smokes seemed drier in the last while. Harsh tasting?
5. Do you buy them directly or have a midle-man go to the reserve and purchase for you?
Originally posted by TheDuckster
"Ahem...one more question Ma'am (brought in Detective Columbo)
My smokes tend to start going out closer to the filter... right around where that second speed bump is...i dont usually smoke very far past that second speed bump anyways so this isn't really a problem for me.
what i do hate is the cigs with white filters, like parliament lights...man...get a few drinks in me and tell me to go outside and smoke that cig theres a good chance im gonna light it backwards..like at night time..lol
and those bags look uhh...really bad for me..lol..wish we had something like that in the states..cartons go for like 30 bucks
A cigarette is described which has the wrapper treated with a burn accelerating agent over a preselected area. An aperture is formed in this area. The burn accelerating agent causes the treated area of the wrapper to burn more rapidly.
5. A cigarette in accordance with claim 1 wherein the potassium nitrate is applied to the wrapper as an elongated strip extending from the mouthpiece end of the cigarette.
Although the complete theory upon which this invention is based is not entirely understood at this time, it is believed that the effect of the perforation, slit or other aperture in combination with a burn promoting agent applied to the cigarette wrapper results in a synergistic effect which substantially reduces the delivery of smoke constituents. The data shown in Tables III and IV indicate that the combination of aperture and potassium nitrate treatment in accordance with this invention does not produce an additive effect but instead results in a decrease far in excess of expected results.
The list of 599 additives approved by the US Government for use in the manufacture of cigarettes is something every smoker should see. Submitted by the five major American cigarette companies to the Dept. of Health and Human Services in April of 1994, this list of ingredients had long been kept a secret.
By 1836, it was already well-established "that thousands and tens of thousands die of diseases of the lungs generally brought on by tobacco smoking. . . . How is it possible to be otherwise? Tobacco is a poison. A [hu]man will die of an infusion of tobacco as of a shot through the head."—Samuel Green, New England Almanack and Farmer's Friend (1836).