Monday, October 3, 2011

Taylor to speak at TABEXPO on harm reduction-

‘Methods for the reduction of tar and other constituents of smoke in cigarettes will be explored in depth, including an analysis of the three main methods for yield reduction.

‘Dr. Taylor will also highlight the importance of filters in reducing harmful compounds in cigarettes. This will include an assessment of the role of multi-segment filters in improving filtration. In addition a comparison of granular absorbents, such as carbon, ion exchange resins and silica gel will be provided.’

Oh, how I'd love to be a fly on the wall at this event.

Tobacco Reporter Magazine - News


  1. One of the funniest things about all this is the way the Antis deliberately sabotaged all attempts to create a "safer cigarette" back in the 70s/80s. They even crucified the head of our own National Cancer Institute (Dr. Gio Gori) because he dared to suggest that smoking could be made at least "relatively safe."

    The best answer would be increasing the yield of nicotine in cigarettes. Most smokers seek a balance between the enjoyment of the physical feeling/experience of smoking and the psychophysiological effect of the nicotine. Higher nicotine cigarettes would very likely produce less puffing and less total number smoked.

    So what happened when Big Tobacco tried exactly that? The Antis went bananas and made it all sound like a secret plot to produce super potent drugs to more assuredly addict innocent children! (I'm talking about the whole "Y-1 superstrain" of tobacco affair about ten years ago.)

    Craziness. Sad.

    - Michael

  2. Sad is an understatement Michael! Think of all of the lives that could have been saved, then think of all of the lives (and freedoms) that will continue to be lost. We have to change the climate of prohibition, extortion, and corruption.

  3. I'm a big fan of Dr. Gori...and of you too Michael, btw:-)


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