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Are Natural Cigarettes Safe?

Are people being misled when they believe that natural tobacco products are indeed safer than regular cigarettes? The Natural American Spirit for one markets its products as being additive free and natural. This marketing endeavor on their part may have been good for the sales of the company, but consumers on the other hand were really led to believe that these are a safer alternative as shown in a recent U.S. study. Some are now voicing out their concerns that those who are trying to quit may instead try to make a switch to this brand instead of ditching the habit for good.

A research investigator by the name of Jennifer Pearson voiced out her concerns about the company’s marketing strategy, saying that those who smoke American Spirit tobacco are being misled. In a national survey, it was revealed that about 64% of those who use the Natural American Spirit strongly believe that indeed, these are safer than the other brands. Only about 8% of those who use other brands believe this to be so. Pearson says that while people believe that this brand is better for health reason, no existing evidence supports this.

The Natural American Spirit cigarettes are made of tobaccos from the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. Its label says that this is 100% additive free. Some of the products even claim that they only use organically-grown tobacco. It can be recalled that in August 2015, Santa Fe Natural received warning from the FDA regarding their use of “natural” and “additive-free” in their products, saying that this implies that their products are less likely to cause harm or disease compared to other tobacco products.

Pearson warns that public that inhaling cigarettes, even those that have the “natural” label are harmful to your health, it does not matter if these are organic or additive free.

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