Cigarette Filters Mislead Consumers

More than a third of current smokers (33.2%) erroneously believed filters make cigarettes less harmful to smoke, a line perpetuated by the tobacco industry, according to Truth Initiative research published in Tobacco Control. Overall, nearly a quarter (23%) of survey respondents held this belief, pointing to the need for education and outreach to educate the public – and smokers in particular – that filters do not make smoking safer.

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