AdamS
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AdamS asked in HealthOther - Health · 9 years ago

do menthol cigarettes really contain fiberglass?

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  • 9 years ago
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    All filtered cigarettes have a little bit of fiberglass in the filter. Menthol cigarettes and "normal" cigarettes are no different in this respect.

    However, many years ago, cigarette manufacturers found out that too much fiberglass in the filter caused excess coughing when inhaled, so they started reducing the amount that was in the filter itself.

    They have eliminated a lot of it, but it is still an ingredient used to make all filters today.

    You probably want to know why they still use any at all. I haven't been able to find an official answer, but my guess is that it helps cool the smoke as it passes through the filter. Since fiberglass helps prevent the transfer of heat, it makes sense that this is one of the reasons it is still in use.

    Hope this helps.

    • This is a lie! Do the research! At one time they did try it but stopped fiberglass use completely! Filters are made from Cellulose Acetate! Support True science. Filters provide protection especially with pipe use www.theperfectpipe.com has much on this subject for simple protection us a Filter!

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  • 3 years ago

    Fiberglass In Menthol Cigarettes

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  • 4 years ago

    This is a lie! Do the research! At one time they did try it but stopped fiberglass use completely! Filters are made from Cellulose Acetate! Support Stop Smoking but don't lie! Actually this is a great opportunity to show pipe smokers how safe and effective filters actually are. Support true not pseudo science. www.theperfectpipe.com Use common sense, a cellulose filter that will not harm you filters out sparks and much TAR to protect your throat and lungs from severe damage. Filters are a basic simple protection that has been ignored by many in the US. In Europe filters are common on pipes!

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  • 6 years ago

    Filters do. Not contain fiberglass

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  • Heidi
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    9 years ago

    no its a myth, look it up.

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