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3 > Image 3 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 7 No. 4 fall 1961

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

-t1me egu ar 1ga1ette ontams ri t ()I 0 &CC0 311 1 tI B i. f I . U_K_ agronomists continue research rolled into long, flat sheets with an adhesive material on ci argue h Sical ro Crue? added, reshredded and used in cigarettes. The prac- __ g P y P P tice allows use of perfectly smokable tobacco materials A study began lll formerly discarded as waste. The process is sometimes T .. called homogenization." ig By FRANK ];_ BQRRIES, ]R_ Nicotine content has dropped from a former average D<1*""*< Of Pumw Infofmaiion content of 2.5 percent (or even higher) to an average ~ The Old time re Ulm- el rme{te-exee t for the kin - of about 1.5 nercent, with a to > of onl 1.75 iercent. . \ \ R size) non-filter-contains more tobacco than its newer The 1111t12ll ll1V(;St1g2`llZlOl1 began about 1956, Atkinson & cousin, the popular filter type, Silltl. L21(lll1g 1)1`&ll1(lS {YOU] tl`| top SIX lTl2ll1lll2lCtlll`(;l'S -\ > . . . . . ' <"* Thats one finding ofthe U,K_ Ag Experiment Sta- are }_)lll`Cl12`lS(l at varied lOC8t10l]S 11] tlle U.S. The lr tions agronomy departments investigation into phy- brands studied constitute an estimated 90 percent of sical properties of cigarettes. The project is continu- CigH1ttS produced in the U.S. ; ing. The samples (two cigarettes from each package) __ Agronomist \V. O. Atkinson says the trend toward are stripped down and the tobacco separated into r iismallerii cigarettessmokes of less circumference or COl11l)Ol1l1lIp211'tS, i.. 1'lllC-Cl11'(*(1,l)ll1'ly, Turkisli, stem, 'rt with filter tips which replace some of the tobacco- and l101110gl1lZ(.1 (ICO1lStitUtG(l) f1'21Cti()11S. or tile rx started several years ago. The trend apparently has l`H12l1111Ug cigarettes, 10 are weighed and measured . gloxvetl now_ for tobacco column size and filter length. Then the `* * Other things noted in the lengthy check are (1) tobacco is analyzed for alkaloid content (nicotine { higher use of reconstituted tobacco; and (2) a grad- P1'tig)- ry i ual trend toward lower nicotine content (making a r ** milder smoke). The six big companies now use re- C'9"" sue Dr$d ~ J constituted tobacco in varying amounts; reconstituted For a time during the investigation, the size of the t()l)l1CC() gl()uud-uP laVgg gtguqg and frggjiieiitg Clg&1l`GttS VVLIS i:()lll1(l to l)( (l((.l'L2lSlllg. \VilS (1110 _ chiefly to either a smaller tobacco column or an in- _ .-` .. creased filter length. ( r .... ;* ~ - --. _ - - . w VVV, E */;. Tlns trend continued until about 1959, Atkinson ` . . . . . 1 .1, t. _... said. Since thcn. sizes have rcmamcd about the same. ` ..` ?*?**` ``.~ E -.~*">Y /# q "` .. . . . . ~ I_~.a______ __ Except for the kmgs1zc (non-hltcr) cigarette, wc 0 Q l found that by 1959 no cigarette contained as much ..i :=r...... tobacco as the old so-called `re rular ci; &. ( P"" X r r is ri} -- l19(0 i1 r ( (,7g, A ftpi up gnnpv W c,__,_;: jfy lhcmscwch on any tx tn . in uy can y .. > , a six major mann at- V --# ;.% Cigmmm phy tnrcrs were nsrng reconstituted tobacco in varying ( I ~ Q ' sieal proper- <{nairtiticscnough in volumc that it was apparent thc ' ` * - :r. fr , . . . ., [ _ . _ , We cigarettes were not cxpcrnncntal typcs. Atkinson noted ~t._,- iii r<>~~~l wa- #2 Kigxiucm* FARM Asn lelosnc Sc11;xc12FAL1. 1961 3