Cigarette additives

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

Following includes a list of the 599 potential cigarette additives that the five major American cigarette companies submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1994. The list used to be confidential, and has now has been made public. Many of these ingredients are approved as food additives, but their properties are changed when burned.

Note that this is a list of cigarette ingredients, not of chemicals generated by a cigarette after it burns.

It also lists some additives that were in cigarettes in the past.

Tobacco companies reporting this information were:

American Tobacco Company, Brown & Williamson, Liggett Group, Inc., Philip Morris Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Additional constituents not reported by the industry