Ingredients used in tobacco products

Cigarettes

Ingredients (for example, flavourings typically used in food) are used in some brands to enhance their overall flavour characteristics and aroma, giving these Imperial Tobacco brand variants their own distinctive styles, in line with consumer preferences.

The term "ingredient" also applies to substances in the non-tobacco materials that are used to make our products. These materials include the cigarette paper, the filter, the adhesive that seals the paper and the ink that colours the tipping.

We assess the appropriateness and acceptability of the ingredients we use. We employ a panel of experienced toxicologists to carry out risk assessments on ingredients and to judge the suitability of these ingredients for inclusion in our products. Within this context, we summarise some recent studies on the fate of ingredients in cigarette smoke and their influence on cigarette smoke chemistry.