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.[citation needed] 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.[2][3][4]


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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.[5] 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]


Originating from the Unted Kingdom in 1947, the seemingly[citation needed] oldest brand of herbal cigarettes are Honeyrose and Black Swan; they are currently sold worldwide.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alert over herbal cigarettes". BBC News. February 5, 1999. 
  2. ^ McLean, Craig (January 3, 2011). "Rufus Sewell interview". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  3. ^ "Will the Herbal-Cigarette Ban Make a Quitter Out of Don Draper? - Newsweek and The Daily Beast". Thedailybeast.com. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  4. ^ What to Stream Now. "‘Mad Men’ Star Jon Hamm on Smoking Clove Cigarettes - Vulture". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  5. ^ Thompson, Dennis (2011-08-31). "Are Herbal and "Natural" Cigarettes Safer? - Smoking Cessation Center". EverydayHealth.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived January 2, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ [2][dead link]

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