Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette

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Offline heythere

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Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« on: 07/08/2003 00:24:29 »
I recently lit a cigarette in the dark, only to be taken aback by a rather fould taste. I had lit the wrong end!
I cut the filter in half to expose the clean part...
I smoked half of the cigarette then started to wonder about health issues.
Could what I did be dangerous? I know smoking in general is dangerous but could this cause any side effects?
Just wondered.
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Re: Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« Reply #1 on: 07/08/2003 00:41:14 »
Do the filters have fibreglass in them?  Beyond me why anyone would want to suck THAT into their lungs.
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Re: Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« Reply #2 on: 07/08/2003 01:01:52 »
where did u get fibreglass from?? most filters are made from cellulose acetate
 

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Re: Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« Reply #3 on: 07/08/2003 08:26:22 »
What does the filter filter out anyway?

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Re: Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« Reply #4 on: 07/08/2003 12:47:06 »
These so-called filters are a load of rubbish. The other day I sucked on a cigarette and as much smoke came through as ever.
 

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Re: Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« Reply #5 on: 08/08/2003 08:36:04 »
I think filters filter out larger particles from the smoke so pat there would be as much smoke as a normal cigerette, if I'm right, but I'm probably not.

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Re: Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« Reply #6 on: 08/08/2003 22:46:59 »
Filter out tar may be? This is the substance that cause lung cancer. But I could be wrong.

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Re: Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette
« Reply #7 on: 09/08/2003 00:28:44 »
There are many chemicals that cause lung cancer, well cancer in general.
Might be easier if I explain it like this...
The chemicals turn on and off switches in cells, it just takes the right combination for tissue to become mutated and start growing rapidly...Don't know if that makes sense...The bottom line is; filters filter out tar and a few chemical particles but the risks are still high. All you are really doing is breathing in chemicals that affect the way your body works.
Not really a good idea to smoke is it??? lol