June 10, 2014

Diverse Types of Tobacco Products

The main ingredients of American blend cigarettes are flue-cured tobaccos, also called as Virginia or bright tobaccos, air-cured Burley and Maryland tobaccos, Oriental tobaccos and reconstructed sheet tobacco which is produced from tobacco dust, fines, leaf ribs and stems. The American blend cigarette has been the most popular and wide spread type in the USA, as about the Virginia blend cigarette it was mostly spread in Australia, Canada, China and the United Kingdom.

Blending is carried out to obtain distinct taste, burning properties and nicotine content and the kind of tobacco blend considerably influences the nicotine content. There is certainly an option of 60 Nicotiana varieties and 100 types of tobacco that can be mixed up. Nevertheless, practically all modern smoking products contain Nicotiana tabacum varieties and modest amount of N. rustica. Cured tobacco lines can incorporate between 0.2 and 4.75% nicotine by weight, based on plant genetics, harvesting conditions, level of maturing, fertilizer procedure and location of leaf on the stalk.

The genuine formulas for blending are carefully kept in secret and the merging of the manufacturing industry globally looks to be contributing towards a fairly homogeneous cigarette with comparatively moderate distinctions in tar and nicotine yield, but substantial range in nitrosamine yield.

Roll-your-own (RYO) cigarettes are a lower priced alternative for commercially produced brands and are receiving popularity throughout the world. For instance in Europe, two of the key markets for RYO are Germany and the Netherlands. In Canada, the sales of RYO constituted about 14% of the whole cigarette market. In the USA, 3.4 billion RYO cigarettes are smoked annually.

A cigar is any type of tobacco twisted in leaf tobacco or virtually any material possessing tobacco. Currently are distinguished four types of cigar: little cigars, small cigars (also known as cigarillos) regular cigars and premium cigars. Little cigars consist of air-cured tobacco; little cigars possess cellulose acetate filter tips and look like cigarettes; regular and premium cigars are offered in numerous styles and sizes and are folded to a tip at one end.  Regular cigars are usually 110 to 150 mm in length and around 17 mm in diameter. Premium cigars differ in size, varying from 12 to 23 mm in diameter and 127 to 214 mm in length.

In particular countries, significant amounts of tobacco are used in forms other than common cigarettes. Kreteks are kind of small cigarettes that possess tobacco (about 60%), clove buds (40%) and cocoa powder, which allow a peculiar flavor and sweet taste to the smoke.

A bidi is produced from a dried temburni leaf at about 0.2-0.3 g, oriental tobacco and protecting the roll with a thread. These cigarettes are considered by a lot of smokers as a better-tasting, most affordable and safer.

By Lora Dowson, Staff Writer
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