TIL that cigarette filters were designed with color-changing chemicals to give the illusion that they filter out toxins. In reality, the filters have little to no health benefits.

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Not saying they are healthier, but anyone that has smoked filters and filterless can tell you there is a huge difference between the two. I wonder what the explanation for the difference is if they are in fact not filtering anything. Filterless is like getting kicked in the lungs by a donkey

RRettig

Definitely the combusted tobacco/ tar that stains the filters brown. Taking a drag through a white t-shirt will stain it the same color. I don’t know how much of a difference they make, but they do provide some level of filtration.

Steve_Harvey_0swald

In the 1950s and 60s, not now

Cuntgrabr

Filters do remove things from cigarettes. Not making the argument that one or the other is healthier in any way, but if you use a plastic tip filter, you will see all the gunk that is still in there get pulled out.

fascist_unicorn

Anyone who smokes knows pretty well that in comparison with a filter, smoking a cigarette without a filter feels like you’re getting throat fucked by a mule I call this post bullshit

kahrabaaa