Filter Pipe Is Smoked Through a Cigarette (Nov, 1939)

This is brilliant marketing by the tobacco industry. Convince people that it is healthier to smoke their pipe tobacco through cigarette tobacco. There really should be some way to fit a cigar in here too.

Filter Pipe Is Smoked Through a Cigarette
More than eighty percent of the nicotine in tobacco smoke is said to be removed by a filter pipe recently announced. Smoke drawn from the pipe bowl to the mouthpiece passes through two halves of a cigarette, which act as filters to absorb most of the nicotine.

6 comments
  1. Stannous says: August 26, 20067:27 pm

    “This is brilliant marketing by the tobacco industry. Convince people that it is healthier to smoke their pipe tobacco through cigarette tobacco. There really should be some way to fit a cigar in here too.”
    Close but no cigar… however you could always put a pinch between cheek and gum…

  2. Oliver says: March 31, 20084:36 pm

    Why remove the nicotine? What about the tar? Mind you, if their claim is right, you then end up with a super nicotine cigarette for severe crises. Think of the head rush..

  3. huh says: July 14, 20085:23 am

    Isn’t the nicotine what cigarette smokers crave? How would removing the nicotine do anything for the smoker? It’d probably be a better idea to either smoke normally or just quit smoking altogether.

  4. Eric says: April 24, 20093:22 pm

    Actually, pipe smokers as a general rule don’t inhale. The natural tobacco smoked in pipes is much to alkaline to be inhaled without a fair amount of pain. I’ve smoked a pipe for years and I’ve never gotten physically addicted because I’ve never inhaled…not everyone smokes for the nicotine buzz.

  5. Toronto says: April 24, 20093:36 pm

    There is (was?) a brand of pipes called “Medico” or something similar that had a replaceble filter in the stem. My dad used them in the early ’70s.

  6. Davo says: June 18, 20116:21 am

    Medico pipes are still around today, at least here in the UK. Bit hard to find though!

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