Types and Characteristics of Cigarettes

Recently, "heated cigarettes" and "electronic cigarettes" have become a common sight in smoking areas.

For those who prefer paper cigarettes, it is an illicit act that ignores the "coolness" of putting a cigarette in one's mouth and lighting it on fire. Many of you may be thinking, "What a bunch of chuckleheads, they're just messing with the latest fad. I am sure there are many people who would say, "What a flirtatious, trendy thing to get involved in.

But if you are thinking, "I'm a little curious, but I don't really know what I'm doing," I hope you will take a look at the types of cigarettes and their advantages and disadvantages as you smoke one.

What are there other types of cigarettes besides paper cigarettes?

There are quite a few types of "cigarettes" in a mouthful. How much do you know about them?

Paper-rolled cigarettes

The most major type. Light it and inhale the smoke. Tobacco leaves are chopped and rolled up in a paper roll. A filter is attached to the mouthpiece to adjust the taste and ingredients. Sometimes, the tobacco can be tasted directly without a filter.

Heated cigarette

Tobacco leaves are heated to generate vapor, which is then used to taste the tobacco. The battery is built into the body and the cigarette is heated electrically, so there is no need to handle fire. No combustion smoke or ash is produced. There is little odor.

Electronic cigarette

Heats "liquid" without using tobacco leaves to generate vapor. Various flavors and different vape devices are available. Enjoy the vapor as "smoke". Strictly speaking, it is not a "cigarette".


Tobacco leaf rolled with tobacco leaf. It has a long history and is still enjoyed by many cigar aficionados. There are bars that specialize in cigarettes, and adults enjoy smoking cigarettes in a relaxed manner without letting them enter the lungs. Many people are particular about it. In old cartoons with gangsters, there is a high probability that they are smoking cigars in their mouths.

Little Cigars

A simpler version of the cigar. Although classified as a cigar, it looks similar to a paper cigarette. Sheet tobacco is used for the wrapper, and it is highly aromatic. It is smoked in the same way as a cigar. The tax on cigarettes is lower than that on paper cigarettes, and the selling price has been kept low, so they have become popular in recent years. However, the tax rate was changed to the same rate as that for paper cigarettes in October 2021 in conjunction with the price revision, and the price was raised.

Flue pipe

Tobacco leaves are chopped and stuffed into a fire pan at the tip, which is then smoked from the mouth. Since the Edo period (1603-1868), it has been popular as a "chic" tool because of its long, thin shape and the gesture of smoking. It was a common method of smoking before the spread of paper cigarettes. The metal used only for the mouthpiece and the tip is said to be the origin of the word "kiseru," which means "to use money when entering and exiting, but not in the middle.


Tobacco leaves are packed in a bowl and the smoke is inhaled through the mouthpiece. It is a manner of enjoying the smoke slowly. There are many types of pipes, and many people love to use them.

Chewing Tobacco and Smelling Tobacco Tobacco is smoked by sniffing or putting the tobacco leaf directly into the mouth, without using a flame. Chewing tobacco is said to be the oldest way to enjoy tobacco. Since it does not produce smoke, it can be enjoyed with consideration for one's surroundings. In the past, chewing tobacco was used by Major League Baseball players (it is now banned).

Water Tobacco

A special tool called a water pipe is used. The smoke is dipped into the water and the filtered smoke is inhaled. The smoke is cooled and becomes milder in taste. It is a major tobacco in the Middle East, with a wide variety of flavors. There are specialty stores in Japan as well.

That's just a short list. Everyone enjoys smoking in different ways!

Let's take a look at the three major smoking areas in more detail!

There are many different types of cigarettes, but when you think about the actual power structure in smoking areas, "paper cigarettes," "heated cigarettes," and "electronic cigarettes" are most likely to be the most common. You don't see many people smoking "water cigarettes" in smoking areas, do you?

Here, we will take the liberty of taking a deeper look at the "three major forces in smoking areas, their merits and demerits.

Paper cigarette

This is the kind of "when it comes to cigarettes, this is the one" that needs almost no explanation. If you watch old TV shows, you will see many scenes of people smoking cigarettes. It has been a major smoking method from the days when young people wanted to smoke because they were attracted to the "bad boys" to the present day. There are many brands and they are very popular. In recent years, it has come to be shunned after the health hazards have become a cause for concern. The revised Health Promotion Law, which went into effect on April 1, 2020, has made smoking even more strictly prohibited. The revised Health Promotion Law, which will take effect on April 1, 2020, will make smoking even more difficult and expensive.



Heated cigarettes: IQOS, Glow, Plumtec, etc.

These products respond to the growing focus on the prevention of passive smoking and the desire to reduce health risks as much as possible while at the same time not wanting to quit smoking. The vapor (also called vapors or vapor) generated by heating tobacco leaves in the body with a built-in battery is inhaled without burning them.




The difference between e-cigarettes and heated cigarettes is that they are not cigarettes. The liquid called "liquid (flavor)" is set in the body, and the vapor generated is smoked "like a cigarette" to enjoy the product.



What do you think? Heated cigarettes and e-cigarettes also have an "initial cost. However, if you consider the health issues, the benefits are likely to be incomparable to paper cigarettes.

It seems that many people are returning to paper cigarettes from heated and electronic cigarettes, and if you are looking for "smoking comfort," it seems that paper cigarettes cannot be beat.

Which cigarette will you choose?

Maybe there is a choice like this...

Cigarettes, heated cigarettes, electronic cigarettes. The choices for smoking pleasure are increasing.But the world is not "smoker-friendly" and is moving toward a smoking cessation.

I think I should "quit" smoking. The price of cigarettes has gone up.Maybe such an option is possible.

But quitting smoking irritates me, and I want to get away from cigarette smoke naturally.

For those of you who want to quit smoking, I would like to introduce

The "smoking cessation pipe" is a natural way to get away from smoking without any difficulty.

It is a mysterious program developed for "people who cannot quit smoking" that allows you to smoke as much as you want, without abruptly stopping, and then you realize that your body does not need to smoke anymore.

It is recommended for you who are

If I can quit smoking without stress, I would like to try it. I would like to spend the money spent on cigarettes elsewhere. You are thinking about your own and your family's health, stress reduction, and cost savings.