Super Slim Cigarettes
- The smoke from super slim cigarettes contains the same toxic chemicals as other Canadian cigarettes.
- Some emissions from the super slim cigarettes may be lower than those from other Canadian cigarettes, when smoked on a smoking machine, but super slim cigarettes deliver higher levels of formaldehyde, phenols and ammonia.
- Super slim cigarettes deliver about the same amount of nicotine as other Canadian cigarettes, when smoked on a smoking machine.
- As with other cigarettes available in the Canadian market, the smoke from super slim cigarettes can cause toxic effects.
Comparison with other Canadian cigarettes
A reduction in emissions at the individual cigarette level does not imply a reduction in harm or risk to health. No changes in emission levels have been shown to reduce exposure or risk in a meaningful way or to have any impact on the harm to individual tobacco users and at the population level. Health Canada considers that smoking super slim cigarettes, like smoking other cigarettes sold in Canada, can cause harmful health effects.
Glossary of Terms
- The whole range of biochemical processes that occur within an organism. Metabolism consists of build-up and breakdown of substances.
- The substance, or product, resulting from a metabolic process.
- Related in application, or effect, to a particular chemical, structure, or process.
- Artificially produced poison or poisonous substance.
- Absorption and incorporation of a substance by live tissue.
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