What’s inside a cigarette?

BAT Brasil is transparent in relation to the composition of their products, using the best ingredients available in the market

BAT Brasil complies strictly with all  provisions of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), which imposes a series of restrictions on the manufacture of their products. Thus, their cigarettes are basically made of three elements: tobacco, paper and filter.

Tobacco present in a cigarette may be composed from various types. Each brand has its own blend - of different types and tobacco ratings - in varied proportions, which provides different experiences for the consumer.

As tobacco is a seasonal agricultural product, is subject to variations according to each crop. Thus, during the production process of the cigarette, the tobacco passes through a homogenization step in which are added humectants, sugars, starches and preservatives. These are the only additives allowed by Anvisa.

This process is transparent: all ingredients added to cigarettes in each of the brands are informed by BAT Brasil to Anvisa periodically.

BAT Brasil also has great control over the quality of the paper and filter, composed mainly of cellulose fibers, used in its cigarettes.

Myths

Many misleading information on cigarette composition circulates in social media. BAT Brasil is transparent about the ingredients used in the manufacture of its products, demystifying, so, questions such as:

  • Nicotine is not added during the cigarette manufacturing process. It is naturally present in tobacco leaf and other agricultural crops;
  • The ingredients added according to regulatory determinations do not encourage dependency;
  • The ingredients do not influence in the act of quitting smoking or attraction of underage for cigarette smoking;
  • The 4,700 toxic substances in cigarette result from the combustion: industry does not add toxic elements to the product.
  • The sugar added in production of the cigarette is intended only to homogenise the level of sugar naturally present in different types of tobacco and lost in the process of drying.
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