Tobacco

The main component of a cigarette is tobacco. There are different types of tobacco: Virginia, burley, oriental, and black. The blends among them produce dissimilar types of cigarettes that cover a wide range of aromas and tastes.

Cuba is widely known in the world by the excellence of the black tobacco grown in Vuelta Abajo region and which produce the famous “Habanos.” This tobacco is also the main raw material of the cigarettes that BRASCUBA manufactures.

Ingredients

logo-cigarrillosIn the process of manufacturing the tobacco fiber that will be introduced in the cigarette, one adds the ingredients that are regularly nutritious or chemical substances that have a specific function in the finished product either to balance the natural taste of tobacco after the curing process or to give it its distinctive feature in terms of taste and aroma. In many countries, regulations have been issued to limit the use of these ingredients.Most of the cigarettes produced by Brascuba do not contain any additive or ingredient. The taste is guaranteed by the quality and strength of the most authentic Cuban black tobacco.

Aside from the tobacco and the ingredients, other elements are involved in the process of manufacturing cigarettes such as: the paper, the filter, the adhesive, and the ink.


Components of the cigarette

Another element is the so-called smoke components which are produced as a result of the combustion of the product: thousands of chemical substances that are generated in the form of gases or particles. Among these are nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide.
  • Nicotine
    Nicotine exists in a natural form in the tobacco plant (in a larger proportion than in any other plant) and is a component of the smoke of tobacco. Health authorities hold that nicotine is responsible for the difficulties that people confront when attempting to quit the smoking habit.
  • Tar
    Tar is a complex mixture of substances contained in tobacco and which can be obtained in laboratories with the aid of filters once water vapor and nicotine are removed from the cigarette smoke. Certain components in tar have been identified by health authorities as health risky as a consequence of smoking. Among such risks is cancer.
  • Carbon monoxide
    Also as a result of the combustion, carbon monoxide is generated, which is a gas that is formed when the organic substances are burned. Health authorities have associated carbon monoxide with the risks related to heart diseases as a consequence of the habit of smoking.
Considering these elements and the existing regulations in the different markets, BRASCUBA responsibly prints in its packages information about the contents of tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine, as well as the sanitary warnings that alert to these risks according to what is regulated in every country.