If you share the opinion that unfiltered cigarettes are always the best choice, keep on reading this article in order to find out which are the top unfiltered cigarette brands in America!
There are many contrasting opinions when it comes to choosing between cigarettes with or without the filter. Some say that the ones without filter are healthier, other think they are way to strong and in addition, there is a bigger possibility of developing lung cancer. What is the main difference between the two?
Before the 1950s, unfiltered cigarettes were the only choice for smokers. When the public was introduced with many diseases caused by smoking, especially lung cancer, cigarette companies made a shift in design and created filters. Their initial purpose was health protection of a smoker, by reducing tar and nicotine intake while inhaling. The filter firstly consisted of asbestos, material that is non-flammable and insoluble. Later it was shown as the main cause of lung cancer, and that is why now filters are made of cellulose acetate, which is the same material that we use for making camera film. Even though filters really do reduce nicotine and tar while inhaling, filters cigarettes are not proven healthier than filterless ones. What is the catch?
Every day smokers need their usual nicotine dosage per day. An unfiltered cigarette will provide the smoker with full nicotine capacity, while filtered one will reduce all the additives. In addition, a smoker will need to smoke more filtered cigarettes in order to reach the desired percentage of nicotine. Moreover, another opinion is that unfiltered cigarette brands use higher quality tobacco and in that way remove the need for filtration. This could be one of the reasons why in some countries unfiltered cigarettes cost more than filtered. There were many researches about this ‘filter problem’. In 2010, investigators from the USA and Japan came to conclusion that ‘the shift from non filter to filter cigarettes appears to have merely altered the most frequent type of lung cancer, from squamous cell carcinoma to adenocarcinoma’ in the International Journal of Cancer. In the end, there are is no evidence that cigarettes without the filter harm less than the ones that have one.
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As a complete contradiction to this strongest type of cigarettes, we advise you to read also 10 Top Smokeless Cigarettes Brands in America, if you ever decide to quit this bad habit. And if not, keep on reading the following research we made. We created our list of top unfiltered cigarette brands in the USA by most frequently suggested unfiltered brands on sources such as Cig Reviews, Ask Meta Filter and National Center for Biotechnology Information, among the others. Then we compared the six cigarette brands according to their nicotine percentage in 2006 and 2007 Tar, Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide Report released under the Freedom of Information Act in 2012. The ranking goes from the highest to the lowest number of nicotine. Here is the list of top unfiltered cigarette brands in America.