[Low Tar Cigarette] Gentle Injury: More Addictive and More Harmful

Smoking is harmful to health. Yes!

Will some so-called [low tar cigarettes] [Chinese herbal medicine cigarettes] on the market be relatively less harmful?

[Improved Cigarette] Increases Addiction and Carcinogenicity

Do actions on the design of tobacco products and their ingredients to make them more attractive and addictive.

In the past 50 years, changes in the design of cigarettes by merchants-including adding filters, low tar, blending, adding Chinese herbal medicines, etc.-have changed the taste of cigarettes. This has increased the attractiveness of cigarettes, but has not reduced the overall disease risk of smokers. Some changes have even led to a higher risk of lung cancer.

However, the remarks made by some businesses that such cigarettes reduce the harm, weaken the idea that smoking is harmful to health, encourage people who are unlikely to smoke to smoke, and give some people an excuse to continue smoking.

On the contrary, this induces smoking, affects quitting smoking and aggravates the adverse consequences caused by smoking.

Low tar does not mean low harm.

The survey report on the hazards of smoking in China clearly points out that:

[Low Tar Cigarette] [Chinese Herbal Medicine Cigarette] Can’t Reduce the Harm of Smoking Belt.

1. Tar content is not an index to evaluate the harmfulness of cigarettes.

The harmful substances in tar only account for 0.6% of the harmful components in cigarettes. It has little significance to the change of the release of harmful components after tobacco combustion.

2. Lower tar content will not reduce poison.

Some harmful components in flue gas, such as carcinogens such as nitrosamines, have little correlation with tar content.

3. Lower tar and more absorption

Reducing the amount of tar will reduce the [euphoria] of smoking to a certain extent. In order to [make up] for this deficiency, smokers usually consciously or unconsciously increase the number of cigarettes per day, increase the amount of smoking per mouthful, inhale deeper into the lungs, and promote the increase of the incidence rate of lung adenocarcinoma.

4. Potential risks of additives

After the tar content is reduced, in order to ensure the [flavor] of cigarettes, tobacco companies have added a variety of additives to cigarettes, which brings more potential risks to health.

To sum up, [harm reduction and coke reduction] is a false proposition, and lower tar does not mean less harm.

A large number of epidemiological, toxicological and other disciplines of evidence have proved that the health of people who smoke low tar cigarettes has not improved, and the death pattern of diseases caused by smoking has not changed.

[It is better to reduce a little], there is no basis!

1. There is no evidence that [low tar cigarettes] are less harmful than ordinary cigarettes.

Harmful substances in tobacco smoke cannot be quantified and evaluated. The tobacco industry itself acknowledges that [it is difficult to obtain quantitative results on the impact of various harmful component releases on smoking safety risks.] Without quantitative results, how can we know [it is better to reduce a little]?

2. Tobacco smoke itself is a carcinogen

The International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) classifies tobacco smoke as a human carcinogen. There are dozens of genotoxic carcinogens and mutagens in the smoke. It is not clear how low the carcinogens in cigarette smoke are, and smokers will not have the risk of cancer.

On the basis of a large number of epidemiological studies on the relationship between low tar cigarettes and cancer, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases, the conclusion is drawn:

Compared with smokers who smoke cigarettes without filter tip or high tar, the incidence rate of lung cancer among smokers who smoke cigarettes with filter tip or low tar tip is not significantly reduced.

The misconception that [a little less is better] is caused by misleading in the tobacco industry.

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has long made it clear that any publicity to reduce the harm of tobacco should not be carried out. Numerous scientific experiments have confirmed that smoking is harmful to health.

The concept of low tar put forward by merchants has eliminated consumers’ awareness of tobacco health risks, violated national laws and conventions, and seriously misled consumers.

Tobacco control is not to use what to alleviate the harm caused by smoking, [it is better to reduce it a little] is purely self-anesthesia, and the correct approach is [don’t touch it at all]!