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 Post subject: Why grow your own?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:47 am 
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Heres why.....from philip morris's own website.....

"This list includes ingredients in all of Philip Morris USA’s brands sold in the U.S. Not all of the ingredients in this list are present in each brand, and no single brand contains all of the ingredients.
For each ingredient, this alphabetical list includes:
The “quantity not exceeded” (calculated from the highest level of use in a single brand and expressed as a percentage of the total weight of the tobacco); and
The function of the ingredient.
INGREDIENT
QUANTITY NOT EXCEEDED (% IN TOBACCO)
FUNCTION
1
ACETIC ACID
0.01
Flavor
2
ACETOPHENONE
0.0001
Flavor
3
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE
0.3
Flavor Processing Aid
4
AMYL BUTYRATE
0.0001
Flavor
5
BENZALDEHYDE
0.005
Flavor
6
BENZOIN, RESINOID
0.005
Flavor
7
BENZYL ALCOHOL
0.1
Flavor
8
BERGAMOT OIL
0.001
Flavor
9
BORNYL ACETATE
0.0001
Flavor
10
BUTYRIC ACID
0.001
Flavor
11
CARDAMOM SEED OIL
0.0005
Flavor
12
CAROB BEAN AND EXTRACT
0.2
Flavor
13
CELERY SEED OIL
0.0001
Flavor
14
CHAMOMILE FLOWER, HUNGARIAN, OIL
0.0001
Flavor
15
CHAMOMILE FLOWER, ROMAN, OIL
0.0001
Flavor
16
CINNAMALDEHYDE
0.001
Flavor
17
CINNAMYL ALCOHOL
0.0001
Flavor
18
CITRIC ACID
0.0001
Flavor
19
D,L- CITRONELLOL
0.0001
Flavor
20
COCOA AND COCOA PRODUCTS
0.5
Flavor
21
COFFEE EXTRACT
0.0001
Flavor
22
CORIANDER OIL
0.0005
Flavor
23
DECANOIC ACID
0.0001
Flavor
24
DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE
0.8
Flavor Processing Aid
25
2,3- DIETHYLPYRAZINE
0.0001
Flavor
26
DILL OIL
0.0001
Flavor
27
2,5- DIMETHYLPYRAZINE
0.0005
Flavor
28
ETHYL ACETATE
0.01
Flavor
29
ETHYL BUTYRATE
0.05
Flavor
30
ETHYL HEXANOATE
0.005
Flavor
31
ETHYL LACTATE
0.0005
Flavor
32
ETHYL MALTOL
0.0001
Flavor
33
ETHYL OCTANOATE
0.0001
Flavor
34
ETHYL PHENYLACETATE
0.0001
Flavor
35
ETHYL VANILLIN
0.05
Flavor
36
5- ETHYL-3-HYDROXY-4- METHYL-2(5H)-FURANONE
0.0001
Flavor
37
FENUGREEK EXTRACT
0.001
Flavor
38
GERANIOL
0.0001
Flavor
39
GERANIUM ROSE OIL
0.0001
Flavor
40
GLYCEROL
2.8
Humectant
41
GAMMA-HEPTALACTONE
0.0001
Flavor
42
2-HEPTANONE
0.0005
Flavor
43
HEXANOIC ACID
0.001
Flavor
44
4-(PARA- HYDROXYPHENYL)-2- BUTANONE
0.0001
Flavor
45
IMMORTELLE EXTRACT
0.0001
Flavor
46
ALPHA- IONONE
0.0001
Flavor
47
ISOAMYL ACETATE
0.001
Flavor
48
ISOAMYL FORMATE
0.001
Flavor
49
ISOAMYL HEXANOATE
0.0001
Flavor
50
ISOAMYL ISOVALERATE
0.0005
Flavor
51
ISOAMYL PHENYLACETATE
0.0001
Flavor
52
ISOBUTYRIC ACID
0.0005
Flavor
53
ISOPULEGOL
0.001
Flavor
54
ISOVALERIC ACID
0.001
Flavor
55
LICORICE EXTRACT
0.8
Flavor
56
LIME OIL
0.0005
Flavor
57
LINALOOL
0.0001
Flavor
58
LOVAGE EXTRACT
0.01
Flavor
59
MALTOL
0.005
Flavor
60
L- MENTHOL
2.1
Flavor
61
MENTHYL ACETATE
0.001
Flavor
62
PARA- METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE
0.0001
Flavor
63
METHYL ISOVALERATE
0.0001
Flavor
64
METHYL SALICYLATE
0.001
Flavor
65
3- METHYLBUTYRALDEHYDE
0.005
Flavor
66
2- METHYLBUTYRIC ACID
0.0001
Flavor
67
METHYLCYCLOPENTENOLONE
0.005
Flavor
68
MIMOSA ABSOLUTE
0.0001
Flavor
69
GAMMA- NONALACTONE
0.0001
Flavor
70
NONANOIC ACID
0.0005
Flavor
71
OAKMOSS ABSOLUTE
0.0001
Flavor
72
GAMMA- OCTALACTONE
0.0001
Flavor
73
OCTANOIC ACID
0.001
Flavor
74
OPOPONAX OIL
0.0005
Flavor
75
ORANGE OIL, SWEET
0.001
Flavor
76
ORRIS ROOT EXTRACT
0.005
Flavor
77
PEPPERMINT OIL
0.8
Flavor
78
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
0.0001
Flavor
79
PHENETHYL PHENYLACETATE
0.005
Flavor
80
PHENYLACETIC ACID
0.0001
Flavor
81
D-PIPERITONE
0.005
Flavor
82
PIPERONAL
0.0005
Flavor
83
PROPENYLGUAETHOL
0.0005
Flavor
84
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
2.8
Humectant
85
RHODINOL
0.0001
Flavor
86
ROSE OIL, BULGARIAN, TRUE OTTO
0.0001
Flavor
87
RUM
0.05
Flavor
88
RUM FLAVOR, NON-ALCOHOLIC
0.0005
Flavor
89
SALICYLADEHYDE
0.0001
Flavor
90
SANDALWOOD OIL, YELLOW
0.0005
Flavor
91
SCLAREOLIDE
0.0005
Flavor
92
SPEARMINT OIL
0.05
Flavor
93
SUGAR: HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP 42%
3.1
Flavor Humectant
94
SUGAR: INVERT SUGAR
0.05
Flavor Humectant
95
SUGAR: SUCROSE
3.8
Flavor Humectant
96
TANGERINE OIL
0.0005
Flavor
97
ALPHA- TERPINEOL
0.0005
Flavor
98
2,3,5,6- TETRAMETHYLPYRAZINE
0.001
Flavor
99
PARA- TOLYL ACETATE
0.0001
Flavor
100
4-(2,6,6- TRIMETHYL CYCLOHEX-1-ENYL) BUT-2-EN-4-ONE
0.0001
Flavor
101
4-(2,6,6- TRIMETHYL CYCLOHEXA-1,3-DIENYL) BUT-2-EN-4-ONE
0.0001
Flavor
102
2,3,5- TRIMETHYLPYRAZINE
0.0001
Flavor
103
GAMMA- UNDECALACTONE
0.001
Flavor
104
VALERIAN ROOT EXTRACT
0.001
Flavor
105
VALERIAN ROOT OIL
0.001
Flavor
106
VANILLA BEAN EXTRACT (EXTRACTIVES)
0.001
Flavor
107
VANILLIN
0.005
Flavor
108
VERATRALDEHYDE
0.0005
Flavor
109
WATER
15.0
Moisturizer Processing Aid
PROCESSING AIDS: CARBON DIOXIDE; ETHYL ALCOHOL
Processing Aids
CATEGORY
INGREDIENT
QUANTITY NOT EXCEEDED [% in cigarette]
CIGARETTE PAPERS
Cigarette paper is the wrapping material surrounding the tobacco rod to form a cigarette rod. The cigarette paper is made of cellulose and may contain additives to provide whiteness, improve ash appearance and to help ensure burn uniformity.
CELLULOSE
9.3
CALCIUM CARBONATE
4.6
MONOPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE
1.4
POTASSIUM CITRATE
0.3
SODIUM CITRATE
0.3
GUAR GUM, DEPOLYMERIZED
0.1
HERCON 70
0.1
CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE
0.05
GUAR GUM
0.05
SIDESEAM ADHESIVES
Sideseam adhesive is used to secure the cigarette paper around the tobacco rod. Sideseam adhesives are used in small amounts.
ETHYLENE/VINYL ACETATE, COPOLYMER EMULSION IN WATER
0.3
POLYVINYL ACETATE
0.3
VINYL ALCOHOL-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER
0.3
PROCESSING AIDS (DEFOAMER, PRESERVATIVE, WATER)
MONOGRAM INKS
Cigarette papers often have a small brand identifying mark (monogram) printed either on the cigarette paper towards the filter end of the cigarette or on the tipping paper. The monogram is printed on the paper using a minute amount of ink. The monogram inks used on our cigarettes may contain, for example, black, blue, red and/or yellow pigments.
IRON OXIDE BLACK
0.005
LINSEED OILS
0.005
LINSEED VARNISH
0.005
LECITHIN
0.0005
ORGANOPHILIC CLAY
0.0005
PIGMENT BLUE 15
0.0005
PIGMENT YELLOW 14
0.0005
PIGMENT YELLOW 42
0.0005
PIGMENT RED 170:1
0.0005
RESIN
0.0005
ROSINS
0.0005
SOYBEAN OILS
0.0005
SYNTHETIC TREATED SILICA
0.0005
WHITE MINERAL OIL
0.0005
CALCIUM 2-ETHYLHEXANOATE
0.0001
C.I. PIGMENT RED 53, BARIUM SALT
0.0001
C.I. PIGMENT RED 57, CALCIUM SALT
0.0001
OXY ALUMINUM OCTOATE
0.0001
PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, HYDROTREATED MIDDLE
0.0001
PHENOL, 2,6-BIS (1,1 - DIMETHYLETHYL) - 4 - (1 - METHYLPROPYL) -
0.0001
PIGMENT GREEN 7
0.0001
PIGMENT VIOLET 19
0.0001
SILICA
0.0001
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
0.0001
2,2,4- TRIMETHYL- 1,3- PENTANEDIOL MONOISOBUTYRATE
0.0001
TRIPROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER
0.0001
PROCESSING AIDS (ANTIOXIDANT, SOLVENT)
FILTRATION MATERIALS
Cigarette filters are attached to the end of the cigarette rod. Filters are made in a variety of designs. In addition to papers and adhesives (both of which are discussed separately), most cigarette filters contain filtration materials known as a filter tow and a plasticizer. The filter tow is the bundle of cellulose acetate fibers or papers that comprise the bulk of a cigarette filter. A plasticizer is a softening agent that is added to the filter tow in small quantities to bind the filter fibers together. Some of our brands also contain carbon designed to assist in the filtration process.
CELLULOSE ACETATE
36.4
CARBON
20.3
TRIACETIN
3.7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 200
3
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
0.3
COTTON
0.2
ALUMINUM OXIDE
0.005
SODIUM CHLORIDE
0.005
PROCESSING AIDS (FINISHING OIL)
FILTER PAPERS (including PLUG WRAPS, TIPPING PAPERS and TIPPING PAPER INKS)
A cigarette filter contains two papers. First, a plug wrap is used to contain the filtration materials (i.e., filter tow and plasticizer). Second, a tipping paper holds the filter to the cigarette rod. The tipping paper is wrapped around the filter assembly (i.e., filtration materials and plug wrap) and extends over the cigarette rod. Tipping paper is made from cellulose fiber and may have applied to it various colorants (e.g., pigments to give a cork appearance and/or to add a monogram) and coatings (e.g., to prevent the cigarette from sticking to the lips.
CELLULOSE
3.3
CALCIUM CARBONATE
1.3
POLYVINYL ACETATE
0.8
NITROCELLULOSE
0.5
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
0.5
IRON OXIDE BLACK
0.2
PIGMENT YELLOW 42
0.2
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
0.2
STARCHES AND/OR MODIFIED STARCHES
0.2
TRIACETIN
0.2
ALUMINUM
0.1
CLAY
0.1
PIGMENT BLUE 15
0.1
TALC
0.1
ALUMINUM SULFATE
0.05
BORIC ACID
0.05
COPPER
0.05
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE
0.05
GLYOXAL
0.05
HYDROGENATED METHYL ESTERS OF RESIN AND ROSIN ACIDS
0.05
PIGMENT RED 101
0.05
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
0.05
RESINS
0.05
ROSIN
0.05
VINYL ALCOHOL-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER
0.05
ZINC
0.05
ACETATE PROPANOATE CELLULOSE
0.01
CASEIN
0.01
DIMETHYL SILOXANE
0.01
FUMARIC ACID
0.01
FUMERATED ROSIN
0.01
MALEIC ANHYDRIDE
0.01
PIGMENT YELLOW 17
0.01
POLYETHYLENE
0.01
SORBITAN,TRIOCTADECANOATE POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL) DERIVATIVES
0.01
C.I. ACID YELLOW 3, DISODIUM SALT
0.005
C.I. ACID YELLOW 23, TRISODIUM SALT
0.005
C.I. PIGMENT RED 57, CALCIUM SALT
0.005
DI-2- ETHYLHEXYLSULFOSUCCINATE
0.005
ETHYL ACRYLATE, COPOLYMER WITH METHYL METHACRYLATE
0.005
PARAFFIN
0.005
PIGMENT GREEN 36
0.005
PIGMENT ORANGE 5
0.005
PIGMENT RED 48:2
0.005
PIGMENT VIOLET 23
0.005
PIGMENT YELLOW 83
0.005
POLYSTYRENE
0.005
ZINC SULFIDE
0.005
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
0.001
BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID, DIHEPTYL ESTER, BRANCHED AND LINEAR
0.001
BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID, DINONYL ESTER, BRANCHED AND LINEAR
0.001
BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID, HEPTYL NONYL ESTER, BRANCHED AND LINEAR
0.001
OCTADECANOIC ACID
0.001
PIGMENT RED 22
0.001
SILICA AMORPHOUS GEL
0.001
SODIUM BICARBONATE
0.001
LECITHIN
0.0005
TRIETHANOLAMINE
0.0005
C. I. ACID BLACK 2
0.0001
C.I. DIRECT RED 81, SODIUM SALT
0.0001
C.I. DIRECT RED 81, TEA-97 SALT
0.0001
C.I. DIRECT YELLOW 11, LITHIUM SALT
0.0001
CITRIC ACID MONOHYDRATE
0.0001
MINERAL OIL
0.0001
PIGMENT RED 49:2
0.0001
FILTER ADHESIVES
Filter adhesives are used both to secure the plug wrap to the filter and to secure the filter to the tobacco rod. Like sideseam adhesives, filter adhesives are used in very small amounts.
ETHYLENE/VINYL ACETATE, COPOLYMER EMULSION IN WATER
1.3
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, DIBENZOATE
0.3
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE
0.3
HYDROCARBON RESIN-ETHENYLBENZENE, COPOLYMER WITH (1-METHYLETHENYL) BENZENE
0.3
MICROCRYSTALLINE HYDROCARBON WAX
0.2
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX
0.2
ALPHA METHYL STYRENE POLYMER
0.1
METHYL PARABEN
0.1
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
0.1
2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-METHYL-, METHYL ESTER, POLYMER WITH ETHANOL AND ETHENYL ACETATE
0.05
BORIC ACID
0.05
NAPTHA, PETROLEUM
0.05
POLYVINYL ACETATE
0.05
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL BORIC ACID COMPLEX
0.05
TRIACETIN
0.05
VINYL ALCOHOL-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER
0.05
PARAFFIN
0.01
ALUMINUM DISTERATE
0.0005
ALUMINUM TRISTERATE
0.0005
OCTADECANOIC ACID
0.0001
PROCESSING AIDS (ANTIOXIDANT, DEFOAMER, PRESERVATIVE, WATER)"

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 Post subject: Re: Why grow your own?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:23 am 
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I should contact Roy to see about this being made a sticky. rc


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 Post subject: Re: Why grow your own?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:24 am 
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Scary stuff. I've just invested (?) In one of those e-cigarette thingies as it's going to be a while before my half inch seedlings are ready to smoke and at nearly seventy bucks for fifty grams of tobacco here in nz I just don't want to spend any more money.
These vaping tools run on a "juice" that's fifty fifty glycerine and polypropylene glycol with nicotine and flavour added. Apparently there are none of the additives listed above and definitely no tar associated with using them.
The "tobacco" flavour tastes like arse I have to say.


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 Post subject: Re: Why grow your own?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:37 am 
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Incredible insight into casing/topping ingredients though!


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 Post subject: Re: Why grow your own?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:26 pm 
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id be curious to find out how exactly they use extracts like camomile and cardamon...


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 Post subject: Re: Why grow your own?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:39 pm 
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I knew there was other crap in the factory cigs...
... but didn't know THAT much crap was in them. WOW!


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