What type of tobacco is the safest to smoke?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tobacco Treatment Specialist Eletta Hansen discusses what type of tobacco is the safest to smoke.

    Host: What type of tobacco is the safest to smoke?

    Eletta Hansen: There really is no safe tobacco to smoke; that is a misnomer. I think a lot of smokers believed that if they smoked filtered cigarettes, it would be safer, but in fact what we have learned is because of the construction of the filtered cigarette, the vent between the filter and the cigarette has encouraged smokers to inhale more deeply, thus causing much more disease lower in the lungs, you need to think of smoking as an addiction that is all or none, there really is no safe cigarette, do not be fooled by the advertising.