What are cigarette ingredients, and what are some of the key questions frequently raised about them?
Ingredients have been added to tobacco since the 16th century. For example, Spanish sailors are believed to have added liquorice to tobacco as a preservative. Ingredients added to tobacco products are not the same as smoke constituents. Ingredients are added to a small number of New Zealand products during manufacturing and have a specific function in the final product. Smoke constituents are formed by the burning of the product.