Cigarette and Tobacco:
Questions - Answers
Excerpts from General Information Reference Manual
Consumer Information Center
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation,
BURN ADDITIVES (Ingredients/Processing)
"What do you put in your cigarettes to KEEP THEM BURNING?"
"Do your cigarette papers have burn additives?"/"What is your burn additive?''
The cigarette papers used in making your brand are made from all-natural plant fiber. Cigarette papers burns readily and we don't add anything to keep cigarettes burning. However, the paper has a substance that is found in citrus fruits to ensure that it burns evenly.
(ONLY IF PRESSED) However, the paper has a substance that is found in citrus fruits to ensure that it burns evenly.
(If asked directly, you may answer, "Our paper does not contain saltpeter or potassium nitrate.")
"What is menthol? When is ft put in the cigarettes?"
The natural menthol used is extracted from one of the several mint plants. It gives the tobacco a minty flavor and a cooling effect to the tobacco smoke.
In some of our cigarettes the menthol is applied to the tobacco before it is formed into a cigarette. In others the menthol is applied to the pack foil which is absorbed by the cigarettes.
INK (Ink Spot/Smears, Cigt. Misc. Appearance)
"What TYPE OF INK is used to put the brand name on the cigarette?"
Brown & Williamson uses a variety of inks to print the brand name on our cigarettes. Although I do not know the specific inks and applications used on your particular brand, I can tell you that all of our inks are non-toxic.