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Roll-You-Own Ciggies More Hazardous Than Factory-Rolled Ones

by Tanya Thomas on July 8, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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 Roll-You-Own Ciggies More Hazardous Than Factory-Rolled Ones

A Christchurch-based study has found that factory-rolled cigarettes are less harmful to the smoker than ciggies that are popular as roll-your-owns.

Dr Murray Laugesen, a public health specialist who led the study, after comparing the two types of cigarettes, found that smokers were inclined to suck rollies more intensively, more often and more efficiently.

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"Roll-your-own smokers inhale more to get the most value from their cigarettes and don't let so much be wasted, while smokers of factory-made cigarettes let a lot of their smoke drift into the air," The NZPA quoted Dr Laugesen as saying.

The study, which compared 26 men who smoked rollies with 22 who smoked factory-rolled, discovered the former took 25 percent more puffs per cigarette and generally puffed for six seconds longer per cigarette.
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Dr Laugesen also said the findings dismissed the belief that smoking rollies was safer because they used less tobacco, or had less additives, or because they used a filter.

He added: "Instead, we find that using less tobacco actually means more smoke inhaled. Roll-your-owns contain more additives than factory-made cigarettes, not less, and using less tobacco in the roll-your-own cigarette means more smoke is inhaled, not less."

Source: ANI
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