In this article, we will share some facts about cigarettes and smoking which some people (or even smokers) might still not know yet. Listed below are few interesting facts we’ve discovered over our decade-long of working in the tobacco industry.
1. Tobacco manufacturing is one of the largest industry in the marketplace.
Cigarettes are the single-most traded product globally, with approximately 1 trillion being sold from countries per year. With it’s global take of more than $400 billion, it’s considered as one of the world’s largest industries. Source
2. The last cigarette TV ad in United States was aired on January 1, 1970.
US President Nixon implemented warning labels on cigarettes and banned television advertisements for cigarettes. The last date that cigarette ads were permitted on TV was extended by a day, from December 31, 1970 to January 1, 1971 to let the television networks one last cash windfall from cigarette advertising in the New Year’s Day football games. Source
3. The “Cork Tip” of a cigarette was invented in 1925.
The Hungarian inventor Boris Aivaz, patented the process of making the cigarette filter from a crepe paper. All kinds of filters were tested, although ‘cork’ is unlikely to have been one of them. Source
4. It’s NOT illegal to smoke tobacco products at any age.
Parents are within the law to allow minors to smoke, and minors are within the law to smoke tobacco products freely. Source
5. Cigarettes is 20% sugar.
Many diabetics are unaware of this secret sugar intake. Also, the effect of burning sugar within the human body is still unknown. Source
6. Smoking allows food to digest easier.
This works because our bodies’ favor protecting the blood cells and flushing toxins from the brain. Source
7. Most males can be aroused by the sight of smoking female.
It’s called the Smoking Fetish which affects a small number of the population. The reason for this is that cigarettes, particularly menthols, force the blood away from the penis if smoked while aroused. Source
8. Smoking helps you relax.
Smokers generally report a variety of after-effects such as calmness, relaxation, alertness, stimulation, concentration and many others. Smokers then use these expectations as reasons to make it a habit. Source
9. Toppings are added to the blended tobacco mix to add flavor and a unique taste.
Some uses clove, licorice, orange oil, apricot stone, lime oil, lavender oil, dill seed oil, cocoa, carrot oil, mace oil, myrrh, beet juice, bay leaf, oak, rum, vanilla, and vinegar. Source