Is the filter cigarette less harmful?

filter cigarette

The filter cigarette market is very diverse. They come in different aromas and flavors. With hints of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and many more options.

Is the filter cigarette less aggressive for health? There are different opinions about it. The truth is that any cigarette has a total of 4000 toxic and 33 carcinogenic components.

Data in Spain

In our country, the percentage of smokers reaches almost 30%. By age ranges, tobacco is more attractive to young people. Every day there are thousands who are seduced, especially by the filter cigarette.

The operation of the filter

There are many types of filtersThey can be made of cellulose, with ventilation holes, of a material with more or less pores, etc. Actually, the effects produced by the filter are not very noticeable. Advertising outweighs the benefits. Theoretically, filter cigarettes can reduce the degree of tar. However, the high percentage of risk still exists.

As we are told, so-called “light cigarettes” could trap the tar, release toxic residues and also diffuse the smoke with the air. In practice, neither the design of these cigarettes nor the alleged filters have been able to reduce the possibility of respiratory diseases.

Rolling tobacco


The cigarette that is rolled by the user usually has lower levels of nicotine. Or at least, that's what is advertised. In fact, the studies carried out have shown that this format could be even more toxic than the commercial product sold in packs.

Rolling tobacco smokers are exposed to a much higher content of carbon monoxide: up to 84% more than commercial brands.

Carcinogenic chemicals

Benzene, Acetaldehyde, Butadiene ...There are many harmful substances, all of them prone to generating diseases. Some of them are used for motor fuels, for paints and even for explosives.

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