To the editor:
Have you noticed they have taken the "light" and "ultra light" designators off of cigarette packages?
Another case of the ignorant feeding their egos by making things more difficult for others.
They say the tobacco is the same, so these designators are false.
What they failed to figure out (or ignored) is that it's the cigarette, not the tobacco these refer to.
"Lights" have little holes around the filter allowing you to draw air in and less smoke. "Ultra lights" have even more holes.
Less smoke, more air is better.
I use "Tar Block" cigarette filters. They trap the tar, and are clear, so I can see how much is in the trap.
By counting the number of cigarettes I smoke before having to change filters, I can tell there is a definite difference.
Three "regular" cigarettes and I have to change the filter. Five to six "light" cigarettes and seven to nine "ultra lights" before the filter is full of tar.
More air and less smoke, means less tar and nicotine. To me this is better. (None is best of course.)
Why confuse matters and make them worse? Now I don't know what I'm buying.