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Author Topic: How much difference does a filter on a cigarette actually make?  (Read 1655 times)

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There must be some, but how much does it cut out and of what?

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Re: How much difference does a filter on a cigarette actually make?
« Reply #1 on: 12 March, 2009, 08:34:19 AM »
The filter takes out some of the tar that would otherwise get into your lungs, although how much depends on what you are smoking and how you smoke (longer or shorter dags, hard drags, how you hold the ciggie to let air vent in, etc.).  As the tar is probably the most carcinogenic, this obviously makes the cigarette less harmful than an unfiltered one, but a fair amout of tar still gets through, as well as the other poisonous cocktail - it is the carbon monoxide and nicotine that increase the risk of heart disease, for example, so the filter does nothing to help this.