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How about a healthy cigarette???

Postby priyasrivatsa » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:12 am

we are a group of two having an idea of making healthy cigarettes.. i.e instead of using tobacco any natural healthy herbs.
So we need information about the herbs which gets ignited and produce smoke. And also the type of paper which can be used for wrapping. Is this idea approachable and will it have a positive effect on smokers who want to quit smoking.. ??????
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Re: How about a healthy cigarette???

Postby amyc » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:34 am

Have you and your partner spent time doing research on herbal cigarettes? They do exist - many kinds. (You can do some research to see if they are marketed as a way to stop smoking -- or not.)

As you think about the direction you plan to take with your project, you may find it helpful to spend time researching, reading up on background material that you find by searching online or using a local library, and learning more about the history of herbal cigarettes up to this point.

You can find some information to get you started on this Wikipedia page: (There are links there and brand names that you can track down.)

You will also find links to other pages related to the kinds of papers used.

If you have specific questions once you move further into your project, please post to this same thread again at Ask an Expert. Our Experts won't do the research, but they can offer assistance if you have questions about your Experimental Design or during the project/testing.

You may find it helpful to review the Experimental Procedure for this Science Buddies Project Idea: Calling It Quits: What Is the Most Effective Way to Quit Smoking?

In addition to raising issues about various approaches people who want to quit smoking take, it might give you ideas about how to think about a study - or how to think about how to view an herbal cigarette.

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Re: How about a healthy cigarette???

Postby sunmoonstars » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:58 am


That's a really interesting project idea. In addition to the reply you already havem I want to add that smoking ANYTHING is generally bad for the lungs. This is one of the limitations in the arguement for medical marijuana, and why many users of medical marijuana prefer to eat it or vaporize it. This is something I thought you might want to look into - vaporizing the active ingredient in these herbs you want to use for healthier cigarettes. Vapor doesn't have all the contaminants smoke does, so it is easier on the lungs.

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Re: How about a healthy cigarette???

Postby kamranban » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:49 pm

you should know that addiction to the cigarette is because of its nicotine and that it is just being used instead of Acetylcholine in body and when such a thing happens body doesn't make Acetylcholine anymore. so a part of this addiction is physically so you can't replace cigarette with something less dangerous.
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Re: How about a healthy cigarette???

Postby fabliha mayesha » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:24 am

actually smoke is not good for lungs at all whether it is herbal or non herbal. in 3rd world's extreme poor countries people burn different leaves of different plants to produce smoke and intake the smoke .in one sense it is herbal but even it is very much people got addicted to them and respirational problems are created.even many people die by lungs, u see no type of smoking is a healthy cigarette IS NOT POSSIBLE.[s]
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