Herbal cigarette

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A pack of tobacco-free American Indian brand herbal cigarettes

Herbal cigarettes (also called tobacco-free cigarettes or nicotine-free cigarettes) are cigarettes that do not contain any tobacco, instead being composed of a mixture of various herbs and/or other plant material.[1] Such cigarettes are not to be confused with non-additive or natural tobacco cigarette varieties. Like herbal smokeless tobacco, they are often used as a substitute for standard tobacco products (primarily cigarettes), and many times are promoted as a tobacco cessation aid.[2][3] Herbal cigarettes are also used in acting scenes by performers who are non-smokers, or—as is becoming increasingly common—where anti-smoking legislation prohibits the use of tobacco in public spaces.[4][5][6]

Manufacturing[edit]

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Paper and filter[edit]

Herbal cigarettes are most often made using standard-issue rolling papers and cigarette filters.

Herbal blend[edit]

A wide range of consumable products may be used as a filling, in lieu of tobacco. Corn silk and a number of flavorful herbs, such as mint, cinnamon or lemongrass, have been utilized by a wide number of herbal cigarette producers.[7] Other manufacturers have included non-herbs like rose petals or clover leaves. Some use the flavorless bagasse and make the herbal cigarette depend on the flavoring; this is especially common in shisha. Some are made with dried lettuce.

Herbal cigarettes are not viewed as physically addictive, as they do not contain addictive substances.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Originating from the U.K. in 1947, the seemingly[citation needed] oldest brand of herbal cigarettes are Honeyrose and Black Swan; they are currently sold worldwide.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alert over herbal cigarettes". BBC News. February 5, 1999. 
  2. ^ http://www.honeyrose.co.uk/stop.html
  3. ^ http://www.maansproducts.com/
  4. ^ McLean, Craig (January 3, 2011). "Rufus Sewell interview". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  5. ^ http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/blogs/the-human-condition/2009/09/25/will-the-herbal-cigarette-ban-make-a-quitter-out-of-don-draper.html
  6. ^ http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/09/jon_hamm_on.html
  7. ^ http://www.everydayhealth.com/stop-smoking/herbal-and-natural-cigarettes.aspx
  8. ^ http://tobaccodocuments.org/bw/1178391.html
  9. ^ http://www.honeyrose.co.uk/prod.html

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