Safer Cigarettes in the 21st Century

Contemporary Health Claims of “Safer Cigarettes”

At the close of the 20th century tobacco makers began to introduce “safer” cigarettes, by introducing light cigarettes and alternatives to combustible cigarettes that would be among the forerunners of electronic cigarettes. These products touted reductions in nicotine and the removal of harmful carcinogens; however these products were no safer than traditional cigarettes and only served as a marketing ploy to act against the public anxiety that resulted from the mounting evidence of the indisputable harm cigarettes caused and the addictive nature of nicotine.