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Posted 17 February 2010 - 21:49
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 15:05
Roll your own is not safer either.
roll my own smokes w/ "all-natural" tobacco. ive always wondered if that tobacco was any 'safer' than, say, Marlboros since they add all those chemicals.
Many smokers believe that roll-your-own or RYO cigarettes are not as harmful as manufactured cigarettes. Many RYO smokers change to smoking roll-ups rather than stop smoking in the mistaken belief that they will smoke less tobacco and inhale fewer toxic chemicals. But hand-rolling tobacco is as just as harmful as the tobacco in manufactured cigarettes. Research using roll-up cigarettes made by smokers, shows that the levels of nicotine and cancer-causing chemicals inhaled are often higher than those from bought cigarettes.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 15:13
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 13:43
Cigarettes contain a number of (addictive) chemicals, and recently in the EU an ingredient that puts the cigarette out after a certain amount of time, so I'd say the natural way is probably better, yeah.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 17:59
"Just water vapor and nicotine."
That's what I though too, but it is a substance called Propylene Glycol generally.
I tried using a Vapur e-cig for about 2 weeks and it made my heart and chest ache.. I had to stop.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 19:19
all tobacco that is commercially sold is sprayed with chemicals to make them 'smoother' and easier to smoke, even rolling tobacco.
you can get 'additive free' rolling tobacco which is not sprayed with anything.
'native' cigarettes are usually just tobacco leaves of a single kind, cigarettes and rolling tobacco is usually a mix of different tobacco's to get a flavor associated with the market it's sold in.
all tobacco produces chemicals when they are burnt, the amounts will vary depending on which tobacco is used.
if you want a safer way to smoke, the only way is going to be those 'Electronic cigarettes'.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 19:37
Native cigarettes are just that: unregulated, so you don't know what the hell you are getting. Crappier tobacco, cost cutting in the filters and paper, and much more rough cut tobacco. I've smoked em a few times, threw out the other half carton (bag of 200) because I was like, wtf I need a real smoke. Branded cigarettes have chemicals in them so they burn SLOWER, also native smokes are packed too tight. That's why they go out. Or you'll get one that's too loose and feels like 2 drags. Gimme Players or gimme death. Or both eventually... Hence my next point:
One thing I did try and enjoy was a personal vaporizer though, I just ordered one after trying my friend's... Tastes like a smoke, feels like a smoke, and none of the cancer. Not regulated yet, I hope soon they will be in some way so that the health agency's admit they're better than smoking, although not as good as being nicotine free obviously.
Look around, search for e-cig... I got mine from www.happyvaper.com, same model my buddy had (the 510).
That's pretty much what I was going to say. Crappier quality of tobacco, and are cheap obviously due to tax breaks.
I've tried them quite a few times, and like you mentioned, you never know what you get. They all seem to be different from the other, but one thing in common, they are definitely crappy cigarettes. Even at about 1 third the price, I don't think they're worth buying.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 21:05
American Spirit, the only U.S. brand made of 100% certified organic tobacco, clearly states on its homepage: “No additives in our tobacco does NOT mean a safer cigarette.” So I would say they are no necessarily safer.
Roll your own is not safer either.
Organic products are often more toxic, so they're probably not safer or better in any form.