Herbal cigarettes (also called tobacco-free cigarettes or nicotine-free cigarettes) are cigarettes that do not contain any tobacco and they are composed of a mixture of various other herbs and/or other plant material. Such cigarettes are not to be confused with the so-called non-additive or natural tobacco cigarette varieties. Like herbal smokeless tobacco, they are often used as a substitute for standard tobacco products (primarily cigarettes), and many times are promoted as a tobacco cessation aid. Herbal cigarettes are also used in acting scenes by performers who are non-smokers, or—as is becoming increasingly common—where anti-smoking legislation prohibits the use of tobacco in public spaces.
Herbal cigarettes are most often made using standard-issue rolling papers and cigarette filters.
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