If it is true that Newport Cigarettes have fiber glass in them, is that why after a few months of smoking them, you begin to spit up blood?

 
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Posted on Jul. 2nd, 2008

There has been much debate over this subject for many years now, but I believe that it is only a rumor. (Similar to the Mountain Dew causing impotence story) The rumor began in the 1970's and said that menthol cigarettes contained fiberglass in the filters which was why they were so "cooling". The truth is, when people smoke menthol cigarettes, this cooling sensation is caused by the menthol reacting to receptors in the throat, which usually causes them to inhale the smoke deeper into their lungs. Because the smoke from any cigarette contains many carcinogens, (cancer causing agents) it is apparent that inhaling more of the smoke will be more dangerous. It is likely that this is the reason for bleeding lungs or coughing up blood, because of the increase in smoke, and not the presence of fiberglass.

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Posted on Jul. 2nd, 2008

According to Snopes: NO! (http://www.snopes.com/business/alliance/menthol.asp)

Menthols are rumored to contain fiberglass. According to this canard, the evil cigarette companies secrete the substance in the product in an effort to better transmit that menthol sensation and nicotine kick by way of causing tiny cuts in the smoker's throat and mouth. This same rumor also attaches to smokeless (chewing) tobacco, especially to the Kodiak brand.

There's no fiberglass in cigarettes. Granted RJR did try using a fiberglass shell on its flopped smokeless cigarettes in 1994, but that part of the contraption wasn't ingested by the smoker; it was more of a housing, if you will. Other than that, no fiberglass.

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Posted on Feb. 7th, 2011

bullshit. all cig manufacturers use figerglass in the filters, it keep them from heating up and the tiny tears in your mouth, throat and lungs help the ammonia-treated nicotine absorb into the bloodstream faster and go right to the brain. The FDA does not regulate the tobacco industry in any way shape or form. go on, check it out!!

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