We want consumers and governments to know the facts about what ingredients we use in all our products.
The primary component of all our companies’ traditional products is tobacco, which determines the character, aroma and taste. In fact, cigarette brands can blend different types of tobacco leaf from a range of harvests and regions.
For centuries, ingredients have been added to tobacco to control moisture, maintain quality and balance the natural tobacco taste. These ingredients are called flavourings, and are all recognised and approved food products (such as sugar, which does not sweeten tobacco), or natural herbs, spices and oils.
Since the year 2000, Australia’s tobacco industry has committed to a voluntary agreement to disclose all cigarette ingredients to the Department of Health and Ageing as well as the general public.
You can find out what’s in your brand by visiting www.bat-ingredients.com to see ingredients by country and brand.
We want to stress that:
Read more about Ingredients bans on our Group website.