Tar and Nicotine Drops When Machine Measured

Tar and Nicotine Drops When Machine Measured

The chart below shows the decrease in FTC tar and nicotine levels as cigarette manufacturing innovations took place. Unfortunately the manufacturers concealed how they manipulated their cigarettes to produce low readings on the FTC tar and nicotine tests. Machine testing does not translate into what most consumers would actually inhale

helmut wakeham 19791961 – Low Tar Smokers Smoke More

“As we know, all too often the smoker who switches to a hi-fi cigarette winds up smoking more units in order to provide himself with the same delivery [of nicotine] which he had before.”

Memo from Philip Morris VP
Helmut Wakeham