Less-harmful cigarette invented

19th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 June 2007, BRUSSELS – Smokers will soon be able to light up less harmful cigarettes, according to Belgian scientists. They say they have succeeded in producing a safer substance for an alternative cigarette.

19 June 2007

BRUSSELS – Smokers will soon be able to light up less harmful cigarettes, according to Belgian scientists. They say they have succeeded in producing a safer substance for an alternative cigarette.

The new cigarettes cause no harmful effects to passive smokers, say the researchers at the Catholic University Louvain. The alternative cigarettes contain 70 percent less nicotine than normal ones.

The smoke caused by these new cigarettes contains no toxic substances for the smoker or his environment, but give the smoker the feeling and taste of regular cigarettes. They are also much cheaper to make than traditional cigarettes.

The new discovery will be presented on Friday. A spokesperson says it will be brought on the market in Belgium soon. The Netherlands and Luxembourg will be next.

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Subject: Belgian news

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