Packet of 20 NTB menthol herbal cigarettes, Surrey, England, 1999

Made:
1999 in Surrey
maker:
Arkopharma

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Packet of 20 NTB Menthol herbal cigarettes, labelled as 'no tobacco, no nicotine, helps you stop smoking', by Arkopharma, Coulsdon, Surrey, 1999.

Made from a mixture of herbs and tar, these herbal cigarettes contained no tobacco or nicotine. The maker, Arkopharma, marketed them as a way to help people give up smoking without giving up the ‘feel’ of smoking.

Although advertised as a ‘healthier cigarette’, the product still contained potentially cancer-causing tar, but in reduced amounts compared to cigarettes made with tobacco.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
2000-4
type:
herbal cigarette
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • cigarette
credit:
Harrods Limited

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