What do you know about the chemicals used in cigar manufacturing? We all know there is a ton of different chemicals in cigarettes and as I understand (talking to a buddy that has been smoking cigars for 10+years) most cigar companies (Cuban and Non Cuban) use different levels of “additives” to keep cigars fresh and enhance flavors. I was told that PG is added to moisten the leaves during the rolling process and it also keeps the cigars fresh Can anyone shed some light on this?
I am not aware of any chemicals added to the tobacco in regards to cigars, especially Cuban.
If they had preservatives added then why do we need to keep them in a specific environment? They must be unreliable preservatives.
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Well ---that is what I thought but was assured it was a common practice. I'm going with no chemicals until I'm proven otherwise. especially Cuban
Different chemicals have been used in cigarette mfg for years ... basically to enhance the delivery and absorption of nicotine in the body. This then translated into increased sales because more and more people had to have their daily nic-fix.
Cigars and pipe tobacco are different animals. IMO, smokers of these products do so more for the taste, stress relief and social aspects. To my knowledge, the additives here are only for enhanced flavors or to keep the tobacco from drying out.
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Have you watched "The Insider" with Russell Crowe? Its disgusting what these companies did.
Originally Posted by tedski
April '05 BoM
I'd be interested if anyone can find some hard facts on this...as far as I was aware there were no additives in Cigars...
OK, here are some things I found (use control-F and search for additive):
Cigs vs Cigars
Plenty of links that want to point out how the "additives in cigars are not regulated" *roll eyes emoticon* Who cares if any are actually used or not, THEY AREN'T REGULATED! RUN SCREAMING FOR THE HILLS! *roll eyes emoticon*
Last edited by Jwrussell; 12-01-2005 at 07:37 PM.
BoM Nov '05; Mar '06
Jason comes through with research!
A cigar ought not to be smoked solely with the mouth, but with the hand, the eyes, and with the spirit." -- Zino Davidoff