Cigarette Smoke Smell Good? It's not by accident.

OBob Gold

July 30th, 2003, 8:03 am#1

The subject comes up a lot. I thought it might benefit from its own home.

From: John (Gold) Sent: 3/1/2002 3:32 PM

Since quitting, I've found out why I liked my old brand. RJR isn't telling us much but my ole brand - Vantage Regular is big on Ammonium Hydroxide (to reduce tobacco acids), Diammonium Phosphate (reacts with sugars and produces a toast like flavor - I love toast), Licorice (for sweetness to taste - I've always loved licorice), Cocoa (to make tobacco smell good while burning - chocolate is awesome in my book) and Corn Syrup (for aroma)

Here are a few of the taste and smell additives that tobacco companies are using to make us like certain brands more than others.

Acetanisole Acetic Acid Acetoin Acetophenone 6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane 2-Acetyl-3- Ethylpyrazine 2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran Acetylpyrazine 2-Acetylpyridine 3-Acetylpyridine 2-Acetylthiazole Aconitic Acid dl-Alanine Alfalfa Extract Allspice Extract Oleoresin And Oil Allyl Hexanoate Allyl Ionone Almond Bitter Oil Ambergris Tincture Ammonia Ammonium Bicarbonate Ammonium Hydroxide Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic Ammonium Sulfide Amyl Alcohol Amyl Butyrate Amyl Formate Amyl Octanoate alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde Amyris Oil trans-Anethole Angelica Root Extract Anise Anise Star Extract and Oils Anisyl Acetate Anisyl Alcohol Anisyl Formate Anisyl Phenylacetate Apple Juice Concentrate Apricot Extract & Juice 1-Arginine Asafetida Fluid Extract And Oil Ascorbic Acid 1-Asparagine Monohydrate 1-Aspartic Acid Balsam Peru and Oil Basil Oil Bay Leaf Oil and Sweet Oil Beeswax White Beet Juice Concentrate Benzaldehyde Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal Benzoic Acid Benzoin Benzoin Resin Benzophenone Benzyl Alcohol Benzyl Benzoate Benzyl Butyrate Benzyl Cinnamate Benzyl Propionate Benzyl Salicylate Bergamot Oil Bisabolene Black Currant Buds Absolute Borneol Bornyl Acetate Buchu Leaf Oil 13-Butanediol 23-Butanedione 1-Butanol 2-Butanone 4(2-Butenylidene)-355-Trimethyl Butter Butter Esters & Butter Oil Butyl Acetate Butyl Butyrate Butyl Butyryl Lactate Butyl Isovalerate Butyl Phenylacetate Butyl Undecylenate 3-Butylidenephthalide Butyric Acid Cadinene Caffeine Calcium Carbonate Camphene Cananga Oil Capsicum Oleoresin Caramel Color Caraway Oil Carbon Dioxide Cardamom Oleoresin Seed Carob Bean and Extract beta-Carotene Carrot Oil Carvacrol 4-Carvomenthenol 1-Carvone beta-Caryophyllene beta-Caryophyllene Oxide Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract Cassia Bark Oil Cassie Absolute and Oil Castoreum Extract Tincture & Absolute Cedar Leaf Oil Cedarwood Oil Terpenes & Virginiana Cedrol Celery Seed Extract Cellulose Fiber Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract Chicory Extract Chocolate Cinnamaldehyde Cinnamic Acid Cinnamon Leaf Oil Bark Oil & Extract Cinnamyl Acetate Cinnamyl Alcohol Cinnamyl Cinnamate Cinnamyl Isovalerate Cinnamyl Propionate Citral Citric Acid Citronella Oil dl-Citronellol Citronellyl Butyrate Citronellyl Isobutyrate Civet Absolute Clary Oil Clover Tops Red Solid Extract Cocoa Cocoa Shells Extract Coconut Oil Coffee Cognac White and Green Oil Copaiba Oil Coriander Extract and Oil Corn Oil Corn Silk Costus Root Oil Cubeb Oil Cuminaldehyde para-Cymene 1-Cysteine Dandelion Root Solid Extract Davana Oil 2-trans 4-trans-Decadienal delta-Decalactone gamma-Decalactone Decanal Decanoic Acid 1-Decanol 2-Decenal Dehydromenthofurolactone Diethyl Malonate Diethyl Sebacate 23-Diethylpyrazine Dihydro Anethole 57-Dihydro-2-Methylthieno(34-D) Dill Seed Oil and Extract meta-Dimethoxybenzene para-Dimethoxybenzene 26-Dimethoxyphenol Dimethyl Succinate 34-Dimethyl-12-Cyclopentanedione 35- Dimethyl-12-Cyclopentanedione 37-Dimethyl-136-Octatriene 45-Dimethyl-3-Hydroxy-25 610-Dimethyl-59-Undecadien-2-One 37-Dimethyl-6-Octenoic Acid 24-Dimethylacetophenone alphapara-Dimethylbenzyl Alcohol alphaalpha-Dimethylphenethyl Acetate alphaalpha Dimethylphenethyl Butyrate 23-Dimethylpyrazine 25-Dimethylpyrazine 26-Dimethylpyrazine Dimethyltetrahydrobenzofuranone delta-Dodecalactone gamma-Dodecalactone para-Ethoxybenzaldehyde Ethyl 10-Undecenoate Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate Ethyl Acetate Ethyl Acetoacetate Ethyl Alcohol Ethyl Benzoate Ethyl Butyrate Ethyl Cinnamate Ethyl Decanoate Ethyl Fenchol Ethyl Furoate Ethyl Heptanoate Ethyl Hexanoate Ethyl Isovalerate Ethyl Lactate Ethyl Laurate Ethyl Levulinate Ethyl Maltol Ethyl Methyl Phenylglycidate Ethyl Myristate Ethyl Nonanoate Ethyl Octadecanoate Ethyl Octanoate Ethyl Oleate Ethyl Palmitate Ethyl Phenylacetate Ethyl Propionate Ethyl Salicylate Ethyl trans-2-Butenoate Ethyl Valerate Ethyl Vanillin 2-Ethyl (or Methyl)-(35 and 6) 2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol 3-Ethyl -2 2-Ethyl-3 (5 or 6)-Dimethylpyrazine 5-Ethyl-3-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2(5H) 2-Ethyl-3-Methylpyrazine 4-Ethylbenzaldehyde 4-Ethylguaiacol para-Ethylphenol 3-Ethylpyridine Eucalyptol Farnesol D-Fenchone Fennel Sweet Oil Fenugreek Extract Resin and Absolute Fig Juice Concentrate Food Starch Modified Furfuryl Mercaptan 4-(2-Furyl)-3-Buten-2-One Galbanum Oil Genet Absolute Gentian Root Extract Geraniol Geranium Rose Oil Geranyl Acetate Geranyl Butyrate Geranyl Formate Geranyl Isovalerate Geranyl Phenylacetate Ginger Oil and Oleoresin 1-Glutamic Acid 1-Glutamine Glycerol Glycyrrhizin Ammoniated Grape Juice Concentrate Guaiac Wood Oil Guaiacol Guar Gum 24-Heptadienal gamma-Heptalactone Heptanoic Acid 2-Heptanone 3-Hepten-2-One 2-Hepten-4-One 4-Heptenal trans -2-Heptenal Heptyl Acetate omega-6-Hexadecenlactone gamma-Hexalactone Hexanal Hexanoic Acid 2-Hexen-1-Ol 3-Hexen-1-Ol cis-3-Hexen-1-Yl Acetate 2-Hexenal 3-Hexenoic Acid trans-2-Hexenoic Acid cis-3-Hexenyl Formate Hexyl 2-Methylbutyrate Hexyl Acetate Hexyl Alcohol Hexyl Phenylacetate 1-Histidine Honey Hops Oil Hydrolyzed Milk Solids Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins 5-Hydroxy-24-Decadienoic Acid delta 4-Hydroxy-25-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone 2-Hydroxy-355-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen 4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone 2-Hydroxy-4-Methylbenzaldehyde 4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid Lactone Hydroxycitronellal 6-Hydroxydihydrotheaspirane 4-(para-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone Hyssop Oil Immortelle Absolute and Extract alpha-Ionone beta-Ionone alpha-Irone Isoamyl Acetate Isoamyl Benzoate Isoamyl Butyrate Isoamyl Cinnamate Isoamyl Formate Isoamyl Hexanoate Isoamyl Isovalerate Isoamyl Octanoate Isoamyl Phenylacetate Isobornyl Acetate Isobutyl Acetate Isobutyl Alcohol Isobutyl Cinnamate Isobutyl Phenylacetate Isobutyl Salicylate 2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypyrazine alpha-Isobutylphenethyl Alcohol Isobutyraldehyde Isobutyric Acid dl-Isoleucine alpha-Isomethylionone 2-Isopropylphenol Isovaleric Acid Jasmine Absolute Concrete and Oil Kola Nut Extract Labdanum Absolute and Oleoresin Lactic Acid Lauric Acid Lauric Aldehyde Lavandin Oil Lavender Oil Lemon Oil and Extract Lemongrass Oil 1-Leucine Levulinic Acid Licorice Root Fluid Extract Lime Oil Linalool Linalool Oxide Linalyl Acetate Linden Flowers Lovage Oil And Extract 1-Lysine Mace Powder Extract and Oil Magnesium Carbonate Malic Acid Malt and Malt Extract Maltodextrin Maltol Maltyl Isobutyrate Mandarin Oil Maple Syrup and Concentrate Mate Leaf Absolute and Oil para-Mentha-8-Thiol-3-One Menthol Menthone Menthyl Acetate dl-Methionine Methoprene 2-Methoxy-4-Methylphenol 2-Methoxy-4-Vinylphenol para-Methoxybenzaldehyde 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-1-Penten-3-One 4-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Propanone Methoxypyrazine Methyl 2-Furoate Methyl 2-Octynoate Methyl 2-Pyrrolyl Ketone Methyl Anisate Methyl Anthranilate Methyl Benzoate Methyl Cinnamate Methyl Dihydrojasmonate Methyl Ester of Rosin Methyl Isovalerate Methyl Linoleate (48%) Methyl Linolenate (52%) Mixture Methyl Naphthyl Ketone Methyl Nicotinate Methyl Phenylacetate Methyl Salicylate Methyl Sulfide 3-Methyl-1-Cyclopentadecanone 4-Methyl-1-Phenyl-2-Pentanone 5-Methyl-2-Phenyl-2-Hexenal 5-Methyl-2-Thiophenecarboxaldehyde 6-Methyl-3-5-Heptadien-2-One 2-Methyl-3-(para-Isopropylphenyl) 5-Methyl-3-Hexen-2-One 1-Methyl-3Methoxy-4-Isopropylbenzene 4-Methyl-3-Pentene-2-One 2-Methyl-4-Phenylbutyraldehyde 6-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-One 4-Methyl-5-Thiazoleethanol 4-Methyl-5-Vinylthiazole Mthyl-alpha-Ionone Methyl-trans-2-Butenoic Acid 4-Methylacetophenone para-Methylanisole alpha-Methylbenzyl Acetate alpha-Methylbenzyl Alcohol 2-Methylbutyraldehyde 3-Methylbutyraldehyde 2-Methylbutyric Acid alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde Methylcyclopentenolone 2-Methylheptanoic Acid 2-Methylhexanoic Acid 3-Methylpentanoic Acid 4-Methylpentanoic Acid 2-Methylpyrazine 5-Methylquinoxaline 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran-3-One (Methylthio)Methylpyrazine 3-Methylthiopropionaldehyde Methyl 3-Methylthiopropionate 2-Methylvaleric Acid Mimosa Absolute and Extract Molasses Extract and Tincture Mountain Maple Solid Extract Mullein Flowers Myristaldehyde Myristic Acid Myrrh Oil beta-Napthyl Ethyl Ether Nerol Neroli Bigarde Oil Nerolidol Nona-2-trans6-cis-Dienal 26-Nonadien-1-Ol gamma-Nonalactone Nonanal Nonanoic Acid Nonanone trans-2-Nonen-1-Ol 2-Nonenal Nonyl Acetate Nutmeg Powder and Oil Oak Chips Extract and Oil Oak Moss Absolute Octadecadienoic Acid delta-Octalactone gamma-Octalactone Octanal Octanoic Acid 1-Octanol 2-Octanone 3-Octen-2-One 1-Octen-3-Ol 1-Octen-3-Yl Acetate 2-Octenal Octyl Isobutyrate Oleic Acid Olibanum Oil Opoponax Oil And Gum Orange Blossoms Absolute Orange Oil and Extract Origanum Oil Orris Concrete Oil & Root Extract Palmarosa Oil Palmitic Acid Parsley Seed Oil Patchouli Oil omega-Pentadecalactone 23-Pentanedione 2-Pentanone 4-Pentenoic Acid 2-Pentylpyridine Pepper Oil Black And White Peppermint Oil Peruvian (Bois De Rose) Oil Petitgrain Absolute Mandarin Oil Petitgrain Terpeneless Oil alpha-Phellandrene 2-Phenenthyl Acetate Phenenthyl Alcohol Phenethyl Butyrate Phenethyl Cinnamate Phenethyl Isobutyrate Phenethyl Isovalerate Phenethyl Phenylacetate Phenethyl Salicylate 1-Phenyl-1-Propanol 3-Phenyl-1-Propanol 2-Phenyl-2-Butenal 4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-Ol 4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-One Phenylacetaldehyde Phenylacetic Acid 1-Phenylalanine 3-Phenylpropionaldehyde 3-Phenylpropionic Acid 3-Phenylpropyl Acetate 3-Phenylpropyl Cinnamate 2-(3-Phenylpropyl)Tetrahydrofuran Phosphoric Acid Pimenta Leaf Oil Pine Needle Oil Pine Oil Scotch Pineapple Juice Concentrate alpha-Pinene beta-Pinene D-Piperitone Piperonal Pipsissewa Leaf Extract Plum Juice Potassium Sorbate 1-Proline Propenylguaethol Propionic Acid Propyl Acetate Propyl para-Hydroxybenzoate Propylene Glycol 3-Propylidenephthalide Prune Juice and Concentrate Pyridine Pyroligneous Acid And Extract Pyrrole Pyruvic Acid Raisin Juice Concentrate Rhodinol Rose Absolute and Oil Rosemary Oil Rum Rum Ether Rye Extract Sage Sage Oil and Sage Oleoresin Salicylaldehyde Sandalwood Oil Yellow Sclareolide Skatole Smoke Flavor Snakeroot Oil Sodium Acetate Sodium Benzoate Sodium Bicarbonate Sodium Carbonate Sodium Chloride Sodium Citrate Sodium Hydroxide Solanone Spearmint Oil Styrax Extract Gum and Oil Sucrose Octaacetate Sugar Alcohols Sugars Tagetes Oil Tannic Acid Tartaric Acid Tea Leaf and Absolute alpha-Terpineol Terpinolene Terpinyl Acetate 5678-Tetrahydroquinoxaline 1559-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclo 2345 and 3456-Tetramethylethyl 2356-Tetramethylpyrazine Thiamine Hydrochloride Thiazole 1-Threonine Thyme Oil White and Red Thymol Tobacco Extracts Tochopherols (mixed) Tolu Balsam Gum and Extract Tolualdehydes para-Tolyl 3-Methylbutyrate para-Tolyl Acetaldehyde para-Tolyl Acetate para-Tolyl Isobutyrate para-Tolyl Phenylacetate Triacetin 2-Tridecanone 2-Tridecenal Triethyl Citrate 355-Trimethyl -1-Hexanol paraalphaalpha-Trimethylbenzyl Alcohol 4-(266-Trimethylcyclohex-1-Enyl) 266-Trimethylcyclohex-2-Ene-14-Dione 266-Trimethylcyclohexa-13-Dienyl Methan 4-(266-Trimethylcyclohexa-13-Dienyl) 226-Trimethylcyclohexanone 235-Trimethylpyrazine 1-Tyrosine delta-Undercalactone gamma-Undecalactone Undecanal 2-Undecanone 1 0-Undecenal Urea Valencene Valeraldehyde Valerian Root Extract Oil and Powder Valeric Acid gamma-Valerolactone Valine Vanilla Extract And Oleoresin Vanillin Veratraldehyde Vetiver Oil Vinegar Violet Leaf Absolute Walnut Hull Extract Water Wheat Extract And Flour Wild Cherry Bark Extract Wine and Wine Sherry Xanthan Gum 34-Xylenol Yeast

If you smoked Pall Mall Filtered Full Flavor King these were the basic ingredients:

Tobacco Water, Propylene, Glycol Glycerol, Honey, Cellulose Fiber, Sugar , Prune Juice Concentrate, Cocoa, Licorice, Specially Denatured Alcohol No.4 ,Carob Bean, Chocolate, Liquor, Natural and Artificial Flavors.

To learn what's in your favorite brand just go to your favorite search engine and type in:
Brand Name + Cigarette + Ingredients (leave out the + sign). My favorite search engine is Give it a try! You just might be surprised to see some of your favorite flavors! These guys selling tobacco have spent billions finding out what we like and they are very very good at pleasing our senses of smell and taste!

Here's another enlightening post from that same thread

From: GrumpyOMrsS (Gold) Sent: 3/2/2002 6:10 AM

Just a note to John concerning the additives in your vantange cigarettes and all other brands as well.....the first two you mentioned, licorice and cocoa are the vehicles put in the cigarettes not only to enhance the taste and smell, but they are actually the bronchodialors in cigarettes. those are the two ingredients added to cigarettes to make sure that our bronchii are open and able to accept the nicotine for faster delivery to the brain. Cocoa contains theopholine, the chemical used in inhalers for asmatatics and others suffering from COPD, as well as the licorice which contains, Glycyrrhizin. This explains in part why many people reach for chocolate or black licorice after quitting smoking. By the way, besides many calories for both chocolate and licorice, the glycyrrhizin in licorice, if ingested in larger than normal quatities, has the ability to raise one's blood pressure according to my pulmonologist. So this must be watched too.

Below the findings in the tobacco hearings:

3.4.3 Cocoa and theobromine

Widely used as an additive, cocoa contains alkaloids, which may modify the effects of nicotine and have a pharmacological effect in themselves. Cocoa also contains about 1% theobromine, a 'bronchodilator' - encouraging expansion of the airways and facilitating increased smoke and nicotine intake.
The following quotes are from scientific and medical papers held by Philip Morris:

"Theobromine: The principal alkaloid of the cocoa bean which contains 1.5-3% of the base... bronchodilation effect in asthma."51

"The bronchodilator effect of a 10mg dose of theobromine was compared with that of 5mg of theophylline in young patients with asthma.... In this single dose study the bronchodilatory effect produced by theobromine was clinically and statistically significant.... improvement in all pulmonary function tests was noted after the ingestion of theobromine or theophylline."52 The addiction of these chemicals, in many cases, may mask an underlying problem when smoking. Stop smoking and take away these additives and a person who does not know he has asthma or emphsema or other symptoms of COPD is at once faced with a difficulty breathing from lack of broncodiators. This is how I found out I had asthma. Of course keep on smoking and you're liable to end up with much, much worse.

3.4.4 Glycyrrhizin

An ingredient of liquorice - another commonly used additive, glycyrrhizin also acts as a bronchodilator.

"What does a bronchodilator do? The bronchodilator makes it easier for you to inhale, so obviously if you are having difficulty putting smoke in your lungs, it's good to have a bronchodilator in there. Now I was asked recently whether I knew whether the glycerizon being delivered is delivered in adequate concentration to cause that to happen. I do not know the answer to that question. It would be interesting to know whether that has been studied by the industry. If they have studied it, it would seem that that is the kind of information that should be shared with regard to ingredients. The point is, however, that we know it can happen, it is a bronchodilator. The probability that it happens is very high, but that would be related to studies that should be done."53 (Farone WA 1997)


2 years free

....this was truly an eye opener for me. After I quit smoking is when I found it increasingly difficult to breathe or rather, I became very short of breath. Repeated visits to several doctors and chest xrays showed no change from year before. lungs sounded good and chest clear. a referral to a pulmonary specialist and further tests, indicated out of control, asthma. Before I quit, I would get strange sensations and wheezed a bit, but nothing a cigarette wouldn't cure at the time.

think of it......have you or anyone else experienced a really bad coughing spell and then lit a cigarette or two to make it stop? well that's those bronchodialators at work.

below are my sources for the findings above. I forgot to include them. again, they were findings in the tobacco hearings. this link below explains the hows and whys of the additives and is really an eye opener. many, like the cocoa and licorice have dual purposes as you will see.


Tobacco additives
Cigarette engineering and nicotine addiction

Clive Bates
Action on Smoking and Health

Dr. Martin Jarvis
Imperial Cancer Research Fund

Dr. Gregory Connolly
Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program

14 July 1999


As a side note, if you're finding that you like the smell of a freshly lit cigarette, have a sniff of the ash tray. A different olfactory experience altogether.

Bob (18 months free)
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John (Gold)

July 30th, 2003, 8:29 am#2

I know what graphic Joel will be adding to this thread real soon, right Joel? Nice job, Bob! Linda's bronchodialor issue is back in the news as part of a story on altering nictoine's pH for foster faster delivery via free-basing.

Gormo Gold

July 30th, 2003, 10:35 am#3


Y'know, even after 10 months Quit, a freshly lit cigareete's smell does appeal to me. I smoked for over 30 years, so I've got triggers that go back a long way.

But all I have to remember is the results of that smell.

Raw throat, chest tightness, muscle pain. Cigarette hangovers the next morning. Clothes that smell like bars at 2 AM. Pounding headaches. Death breath. Burnt eyeballs. Holes in my clothes. The inabilty to take a flight of stairs.

I like the smell of gasoline too. But I don't ingest it.

I'll pass.

OBob Gold

October 28th, 2003, 9:56 am#4

If you're finding that you like the smell of a freshly lit cigarette, have a sniff of the ash tray. A different olfactory experience altogether.



October 28th, 2003, 10:39 am#5

Linda's information on the bronchodilators is extremely interesting. I had a persistent cough last winter and I noticed that I would often emerge from a coughing fit craving a cigarette...I couldn't think of why that might be, it seemed so completely counterintuitive (and sick), but it was definitely a trigger. Aren't those tobacco scientists clever, clever people?

Duped no more,
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October 28th, 2003, 11:03 am#6

OBob, you reminded me of something I forgot about. On my 12th day of my quit I woke up and was cleaning up the kitchen and decided to wash out my wifes stinchy ashtray............I didn't have a cig crave all day after that smelly ordeal.

John (Gold)

April 11th, 2004, 10:30 am#7

Smell? Taste? Is that what we sold ourselves?
GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Nicorette gum recently disclosed that 36.6% of all current nicotine gum users are likely long-term users of greater than 6 months. That's three months longer than FDA product use recommendations.
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April 12th, 2004, 1:49 am#8

thank you john and linda,
my jaw was dropped open wide while i was reading those posts, i am just horrified!!!
and yes i remember having a cigarette to stop coughing i always wondered why that would happen. i feel like such a mug , these companys really thrive on killing us slowly. such perfection to keep us hooked, im glad for the education here, im adding some of this to my 'reason to quit' list. i will never give another penny to a tobacco company. ive never felt as proud of myself for quiting as i do right now.


July 23rd, 2004, 5:43 pm#9

What hit me on the head NOW though, is how a bronchodilator would affect the smoker who had a cold. Given what you've written, I'm translating it as, it would have one effect of actually making it easier to breathe (short term) for a person with a chest cold. I specifically remember feeling this during chest colds of the past. I ALSO remember the added brown tinge of the mucous, the increased coughing, the increased gagging, the increased duration of my colds, the increased likelihood that a head cold would end up in my lungs... which they usually did...etc., but that IMMEDIATE effect of, ahh, I can breathe clearly for the duration of this cigarette (and the next one, and the next one, and the next one) is powerful.
- OBoB-Gold


January 24th, 2005, 2:00 am#10

My former brand had both cocoa and carob extracts added to them. No wonder my boyfriend always thought I tasted like chocolate when he kissed me.

Tasting much cleaner now,
Free and Healing for Twenty Days, 6 Hours and 5 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 2 Days and 2 Hours, by avoiding the use of 608 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $152.03.


April 23rd, 2005, 4:39 am#11

I thought I was crazy- after having an asthma attack and taking a puff on an inhaler, I would then rush to light up (sick sick sick).

Now I just puff on the inhaler, and get good oxygen into those sad lungs! NTAP


4 months, 1 day free
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March 12th, 2006, 12:37 pm#13

Even if it stills smells good....
From Actions speak louder than words - or thought :
A thought for a cigarette will never cause a person to go back to smoking-only an action can do that. The action is a puff on a cigarette or any administration of nicotine from any source for that matter.
Never take another puff!
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nikki 1973 free

April 7th, 2006, 9:20 am#14

Yuk! The thought of all that junk going into my lungs makes me feel ill.

I find what the tobacco companies have done to trap smokers into an endless cesspit of smoking totally immoral and disgraceful. How can those people live with themselves? As for government efforts toward controlling the smoking plague, do they really want to lose the tax dollars they receive from poor nicotine addicts??
Really gets me fired up.

Yippee for us!

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Almost Island Gold

April 17th, 2006, 10:08 pm#15

"My" cig brand in the past was SG Filtro (portuguese) 30 years of those
Two years ago the pesticide dieldrin was found in its composition, which motivated a serious debate here in Pt. We all got scared with this contaminant residue - one to add every other cancer causing component.
On the 9th November 2004 the Portuguese Government ordered the removal of the packs where the contaminant, forbidden in the EU, was found. Just that! The contaminated cigs had been sold since May 2004.
How I'm sorry for all this, I'm sorry for those who smoke and shame on nicotine dealers! And I'm sorry I have to take it second hand
After reading this thread again I strengthen my resolve to Never Take Another Puff! Not a single one



August 25th, 2006, 9:28 pm#16

I can not believe I was so willing to put all that stuff in my body for so long. I never knew they were sooooooo evil. Bad yes but not so bad as to make sure my body absorbed as much of the poison as humanly possible. Well I know I will NEVER take another puff.
5 days and 8 hours free

October 28th, 2006, 6:04 am#17

If smoke is smelling good to you it does not mean anything other than that the smoke smells good to you.

Remember the truth, remember why you quit, remember that smoking maims and kills, remember that you are free and healing.

Remember to never take another puff!


JoeJFree Gold

January 25th, 2007, 8:03 pm#18

From: Gormo-Gold Sent: 7/29/2003 10:35 PM

Y'know, even after 10 months Quit, a freshly lit cigareete's smell does appeal to me. I smoked for over 30 years, so I've got triggers that go back a long way.

But all I have to remember is the results of that smell.

Raw throat, chest tightness, muscle pain. Cigarette hangovers the next morning. Clothes that smell like bars at 2 AM. Pounding headaches. Death breath. Burnt eyeballs. Holes in my clothes. The inabilty to take a flight of stairs.

I like the smell of gasoline too. But I don't ingest it.

I'll pass.


January 25th, 2007, 8:53 pm#19

I am really angry.
This post was an absolute revelation to me.

amberleaf my former nicotin delivery device.

contains: star anise, all spice, cinnamon, corinader, celery oil, honey
I love asian and indian food

contains: rum, cognac,coffee and cocoa
guess what! i love them too

contains: geranium oil
guess what! i love the smell of geraniums since i was a liitle boy( my dad who dided from cancer used to grow them.

contains: Tartrazine
WHICH.....................GUESS WHAT............I AM VERY ALERGIC TOO.




My name is matthew gurney, and I am a nicotine addict.
I have stopped nicotine for 6 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 41 seconds (6 days).
I've not smoked 92 death sticks, and saved £6.87.
I've saved 7 hours and 38 minutes of my life.


October 30th, 2007, 9:44 am#20

This post had me almost in tears. I am so angry at tobacco companies. I am sitting here having a hard time breathing for over a week now. I always new I had asthma but it is really bad now that I quit. And I just found this information out now? But the truth is I wouldnt have quit even knowing because i am an addict. But since I have put my mind to quitting and am aware and listing now to the facts about smoking I am so glad that I have quit and am no longer a slave to these companies that need to be shut down. (Time to make a doctors appointment for my breathing) I was hoping to wait till around three months quit just hoping it would get better. I am only 34 (young for emphazima) but still scared to find out I might have it.


October 30th, 2007, 4:38 pm#21

I heard they put saltpetere (an ingredient of gunpowder) in the papers to make them burn better. Remember the little 'explosions' you sometimes got from a lit ciggie?

What a lovely product we've freed ourselves from

Sean - living in the light for Three months, one day, 1 hour, 8 minutes and 10 seconds. 2791 cigarettes not smoked, saving £144.29. Life saved: 1 week, 2 days, 16 hours, 35 minutes.


November 19th, 2008, 9:03 am#22

It really doesn't smell that good anymore - I'd rather smell my cat's litter box (Ingredients: Clay, cat pee).


March 26th, 2010, 4:00 pm#23

Holy chihuahua!!  It's no wonder fresh cigs smell good with all the food additive flavorings they put in there.  I had no idea...
Whenever I find myself thinking a cig smells good, I try to think of what a tarnished lung smells like. Mmmm, tarnished lung.  Not.

Krissy - Free and Healing for Twenty Five Days, 11 Hours and 36 Minutes by avoiding the use of 510 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $153.06.


August 28th, 2010, 4:29 pm#24

Oh, yeah, that groovy smell. One particular brand that's tooted as being All Natural, nothing but tobacco, actually offers for a buck or so more a cousin grown in completely organic soil. To my nose at least, just two weeks off the weed, the all natural and the completely organic smell as bad as anything else on the shelves. LOL.


April 12th, 2011, 5:43 pm#25

It's like the chemical engineers and big tobacco put their heads together to design the perfect nicotine delivery device, Of course now they will have to go back to the drawing board. The new laws, second-hand smoke information, and the current graphic ads are making smoking more socially unacceptable than ever. I don't know why, but sometimes the smell of cigarettes is so bad it nearly makes me sick, and other times it smells appealing. Possibly it's the additives in the different brands. This is another great example of knowledge is power. I love learning, thanks for the info. I know that no matter how pleasant or inticing a cigarette might smell, there is nothing that can make me put all those chemicals back in my body. Keep it on the outside. NTAP. Neal