Herbal cigarette

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A pack of tobacco-free American Indian brand herbal cigarettes

Herbal cigarettes (also called tobacco-free cigarettes or nicotine-free cigarettes) are cigarettes that do not contain any tobacco, instead being composed of a mixture of various herbs and/or other plant material.[1] Such cigarettes are not to be confused with non-additive or natural tobacco cigarette varieties. Like herbal smokeless tobacco, they are often used as a substitute for standard tobacco products (primarily cigarettes), and many times are promoted as a tobacco cessation aid.[citation needed] Herbal cigarettes are also used in acting scenes by performers who are non-smokers, or—as is becoming increasingly common—where anti-smoking legislation prohibits the use of tobacco in public spaces.[2][3][4]


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Paper and filter

Herbal cigarettes are most often made using standard-issue rolling papers and cigarette filters.

Herbal blend

A wide range of consumable products may be used as a filling, in lieu of tobacco. Corn silk and a number of flavorful herbs, such as mint, cinnamon or lemongrass, have been utilized by a wide number of herbal cigarette producers.[5] Other manufacturers have included non-herbs like rose petals or clover leaves. Some use the flavorless bagasse and make the herbal cigarette depend on the flavoring; this is especially common in shisha. Some are made with dried lettuce.

Herbal cigarettes are not viewed as physically addictive, as they do not contain addictive substances.[citation needed]


Originating from the United Kingdom in 1947, the seemingly[citation needed] oldest brand of herbal cigarettes are Honeyrose and Black Swan; they are currently sold worldwide.[6][7]

See also


  1. "Alert over herbal cigarettes". BBC News. February 5, 1999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. McLean, Craig (January 3, 2011). "Rufus Sewell interview". The Daily Telegraph. London.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Will the Herbal-Cigarette Ban Make a Quitter Out of Don Draper? - Newsweek and The Daily Beast". Thedailybeast.com. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2016-01-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. What to Stream Now. "'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm on Smoking Clove Cigarettes - Vulture". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Thompson, Dennis (2011-08-31). "Are Herbal and "Natural" Cigarettes Safer? - Smoking Cessation Center". EverydayHealth.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. [1] Archived January 2, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. https://web.archive.org/20111230051651/http://www.honeyrose.co.uk:80/prod.html. Archived from the original on December 30, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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