Cigarettes are a type of tobacco product that is smoked. Cigarettes are ignited and inhaled, usually through a cellulose acetate filter, into the mouth and lungs. The act of smoking generally has negative health effects, because of nicotine and other chemicals in the smoke.
A cigarette is a narrow cylinder containing tobacco rolled in thin paper for smoking. Most are filtered, though there are some that do not have a filter at all.
Cigarettes come in different sizes including king size (110mm), 100’s (85mm), regular size (75mm) and longs (60mm). They also vary in weight: king size weighing approximately 2 grams each; regular size weighing 1 gram each; and longs weighing 0.8 grams each.
Cigarettes can be made of numerous varieties of tobacco leaf cured with fire or smoke to enhance the flavor and aroma or to make them less harsh when smoked, often with sweeteners added to produce an aromatic smoke when lit.
The most popular cigarette brands include Marlboro Red, Camel Blue, Pall Mall Red & Blue, Newport Menthol Light & Dark, Parliament Lights Menthol & Amber, Vogue Lights Menthol & Amber.
Last modified: August 3, 2022