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Do all cigarettes contain fiber glass?

12/14/2006

Question:

i was wondering if all the brands of tobaco contain fiber glass but my main question is about the cigarettes. my cousin said that she was coughing up blood because of the fiber glass in newports. but what about brands like marlboro? or the "cowboy killers" as they are known as here. and what would be the diference between marlboro reds and mentholed?

Answer:

Given that your cousin reports coughing up blood, it is important for her to consult with her health care provider.

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Response by:

Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH
Professor of Health Behaviors & Health Promotion
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University