the hague - Cigarettes with tiny holes in the filter paper are as harmful as cigarettes without ventilation. This is shown by research from the National Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM) to the so-called sjoemelsigaret.
The manufacturers introduced a 'healthier alternative' with these cigarettes. Through the holes, smokers would get less nicotine and tenderness. However, according to the research, smokers (consciously or unconsciously) use their smoking behavior to get the amount of nicotine they are used to. In order to get the desired amount of nicotine, they will go deeper, take more and / or take longer, or even smoke more cigarettes in a day. Also, smokers cover some of the vent holes with their fingers and mouth while smoking. As a consequence, they still have as many harmful substances as in cigarettes without ventilation holes.