A study claims that rolling tobacco is more dangerous to health than conventional cigarettes.
Monday, July 9 2012
Rolling tobacco.- A study developed at the
Research and Quality Control Centre in collaboration with
National Institute of Consumption, both institutions in Spain, has revealed that rolling tobacco is more damaging than conventional cigarettes as rolling tobacco contents up to 70% more amount of nicotine and up to 85% more tar and carbon monoxide than cigarettes.
The study has revealed different results from the previously expected as most people still believe that rolling tobacco is less harmful to health and that it contents less addictive substances. This belief is also supported by the authorities of most countries and, therefore, rolling tobacco is submitted to fewer obligations regarding the display of the content of the product to the general public.
The results of the study and a full explanation about the content of this type of tobacco have been recently published in the medical magazine “Gaceta Sanitaria”.