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Cigarette Filter Paper
- A cigarette filter has the purpose of reducing the amount of smoke, tar, and fine particles inhaled during the combustion of a cigarette. Filters also reduce the harshness of the smoke and keep tobacco flakes out of the smoker's mouth.
- a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
- composition: an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
- A newspaper
- Material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing, drawing, or printing on, or as wrapping material
All In One Automatic Cigarette Roller & Storage Box (Silver) #80
This automatic rolling box is perfect for any one who loves to roll their own cigarettes. With a large storage compartment you can store plenty of your favorite loose leaf tobacco into the inside tin. There is also plenty of room for rolling papers and possibly in even filters. You can also pre-roll your cigarettes and store them in this case. It's perfect! The automatic roller easily allows even novice rollers to effortlessly roll perfect cigarettes. This machine work automatically with only 3 easy steps. First place a paper in the rolling surface, then fill the paper with your favorite tobacco and lick then close the box for a perfect joint every time. The fully rolled, ready to smoke cigarette is then ejected from the top of the box. You will love rolling your own cigarettes! It is cheaper and tons of fun.
Vintage Kent Micronite Cigarettes: Asbestos & Non-asbestos
Three examples of vintage Kent Micronite cigarette filters by P. Lorillard. Although each cigarette is imprinted with, "MICRONITE FILTER" on its paper wrapper, yet not all "Micronite" filters were created equal.
Left: 1952 with crimped crepe paper layers mixed with crocidolite asbestos.
Middle: 1957 with dense cellulose-acetate dyed bluish-grey (non-asbestos).
Right: 1959 with dense cellulose-acetate and pale tint (also non-asbestos).
In the past cigarette companies responded to negative press regarding links to lung cancer from cigarette smoking by trying to convince customers that smoking tobacco could be safer by means of adding filters to cigarettes. Consequently, cigarette sales increased to record levels during the “Filter Revolution” as smokers rationalized their habits with these “safer” filtered products. One such cigarette filter product that was popularized was the Kent Micronite Filter.
In 1952, P. Lorillard introduced the cigarette brand “Kent” (named for Lorillard’s then president, Herbert A. Kent) with its trademarked “Micronite” filter. Guarded as a trade secret, it wouldn’t be until years later that the composition of the original Micronite filter became more readily known; it contained asbestos.
Specifically, from 1952 to 1956, the P. Lorillard Company manufactured the original Micronite filter for its Kent brand cigarettes with approximately 15%-to-25% crocidolite asbestos. Crocidolite mineral material is quite peculiar in a variety of ways, but most notably for its rather distinctive bluish-grey color, its asbestiform crystal habit, and its regard by many experts as the most toxic of the 6 regulated asbestiform amphibole minerals.
A published research study found that a single original Micronite filter could contain as much as 10-mg of cricidolite and that a smoker could release an average of 170,000 crocidolite airborne structures from only 2 inhalations of one original Micronite filter. Consequently, a smoker of the original Kent Micronite cigarettes not only inhaled carcinogenic tobacco smoke, but also puffed potentially dangerous amounts of carcinogenic crocidolite asbestos dust. To compound this issue, it was reported that smokers of the original Kent Micronite filters had to draw extra-hard through the dense, bluish filter to get a satisfactory taste, which likely resulted in higher crocidolite dust inhalation than research might suggest. Needless to say, although created to “protect health”, the original Kent Micronite filter instead may have had much more serious detrimental (if not lethal) consequences to the health of its once unsuspecting users.
Why did Lorillard use crocidolite at all? Reportedly, Lorillard researchers originally identified crocidolite as a superior filter media from a declassified technical report from the former U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The AEC report described an aerosol filter made with crocidolite that was used to remove radioactive particles with high efficiency at AEC facilities. Consequently, as other cigarette manufacturers competed to bring various filtered products to market, crocidolite appeared to be an ideal candidate ingredient in 1952 for Lorillard’s new Kent brand with the "Micronite" filter.
However, in 1956, for a combination of factors, Lorillard redesigned the composition of its Micronite filter media similar to modern cigarette filters that incorporate cellulose-acetate fibers and removed the crocidolite asbestos ingredient. But, so as not to radically change the immediate appearance of the Micronite cigarette and in keeping with the original Kent filter’s image, the early non-asbestos cellulose-acetate Micronite filter media was tinted light bluish-grey and was promoted as the Kent “New Exclusive Micronite Filter” and also made other later subtle labeling changes; noted primarily by the addition of the word "NEW" on the non-asbestos Kent Micronite cigarette packs.
Some research indicates that Lorillard may have changed the original Micronite filter’s formula to cut costs, since the original version was relatively expensive and Kent was reportedly handicapped by its premium price. It is also reported that Lorillard may have changed the Kent Micronite filter design to improve the cigarette’s taste and drawing qualities, as the original Micronite filter was perhaps too effective and was too dense to suit many smokers’ tastes. But, some believe Lorillard may have grown increasingly nervous about mounting asbestos-related health concerns in the 1950’s and quietly removed the asbestos from its product.
1954 Kent Micronite Asbestos Filter - Mouthpiece View
View of a vintage, 1954 Kent Micronite cigarette filter showing blue-colored fibrous crocidolite asbestos protruding from compressed layers of crimped crepe-paper filter media.
In the past, a specific type of crocidolite asbestos mineral was used as a filter media ingredient in atomic energy facilities, hospitals, and even inside certain gas-mask canisters due to its very high-efficiency for filtering very small particulate; yes, asbestos fiber itself was used to filter out breathing air from other contaminants (a tragic irony if there ever was one).
This same crocidolite-asbestos material was later formulated by P. Lorillard in the early 1950's for commercial application within their proprietary "Micronite" filter, only in Kent-brand cigarettes (from 1952 to1956). Lorillard eventually removed asbestos from the Micronite filter in 1956, but continued to make "NEW" reformulated non-asbestos Micronite filters for several years.
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