Let's derail some of these myths, because I feel that some people really do think they are smoking a healthier cigarette, and that is doesn't hurt them as much as other brands. That thinking is incorrect, and in the long run, it's deadly.
First of all, there is no such thing as a "safe" cigarette. All of them involve inhaling smoke, and that means there is carbon monoxide production. Whenever there is smoke involved, whether it be a campfire, the wood-burning stove, or a cigarette, when a fuel (wood, tobacco, etc.) is lit, it produces carbon monoxide.
Now imagine having 20+ a day (or more) and you can see how damaging they really are. American Spirit tobacco is no different. It still creates smoke that stays inside your lungs. Smoking, in any form, is harmful to you.
Over time, your breathing will get worse, and you won't be able to enjoy physical activity like you used to. You may even end up on an oxygen tank, gasping for air. Is this what you intended when you bought these natural brands? Does it seem worth it when you look back in time? Would you take it all back and not even start up to begin with? There are many health issues that can happen to you besides getting lung cancer. Don't be fooled into thinking you won't get them. It's simply not true.
I find that a lot of young, "alternative" people enjoy these types. The hipster crowd, the hippie crowd, the punk crowd, the vegan crowd, etc. All those sub-cultures of society are usually the ones who buy them. They think it makes them more health conscious. Why?
There are no additives. American Spirits are made up of 100% tobacco. That's the main ingredient.
While regular cigarettes contain 599 added chemicals, some of which are toxic to humans, this type contains zero added chemicals. They are marketed as "all natural" and even "organic." That is the biggest joke of all. Organic sounds safer on paper, but it's all a complete lie.
Do you even know what additives are in regular cigarettes? Here is all 599. It's not a pretty list. Some of the ingredients might scare you. You won't even be able to pronounce most of them.
In this instance, just because you aren't inhaling all those nasty chemicals (which is good) doesn't mean you are leading a better life, or that you are smarter than the person who buys the name brands. You are still killing yourself and your lungs. You are still a slave to nicotine and NOT in control of your life. Simply put, you are no better off than anyone else.
They are no better than regular name brands, and there have even been reports that they contain MORE nicotine than regular kinds. So that means they are more addictive. They are also more expensive. Expect to pay at least a dollar more than usual. Is it worth it? Absolutely not! You are still a slave to your addiction. Is that how you want to live the rest of your life? It will be shortened anyways by these trendy smokes, cancer will make sure of that, or any other lung disease. No one is safe, no matter what.
Just don't be fooled. They are not safer, and just because they don't have any additives, does not mean you are a healthier person. You're not. You're still an addict.
Just quit smoking and escape all the problems that smoking leads to. You'll be so much happier if you do.
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