What is a cigarette and what is inside? Though it may seem obvious, tobacco is the main component of our cigarettes, but not all cigarettes are the same. Smokers around the world prefer cigarettes of different characters, flavours, and aromas. This variety results from using different types of tobacco and ingredients.
Cigarette brands often contain many kinds to tobacco, which are blended so that the aroma, flavour, and character adapt to smokers’ taste preferences. The type of tobacco used will determine the type and amount of ingredients employed.
Tobacco ingredients are food-type substances that are added to tobacco during the manufacturing process and they have a specific function in the final product. For example, certain ingredients are added to balance the natural tobacco taste after the curing process and to give each brand its distinctive character in terms of taste and aroma.
Cigarettes are not only made of tobacco. The cigarette paper that holds the tobacco, the filter that is attached to the end of the rod, the tipping paper, adhesives and printing inks are all known as non-tobacco components.