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What flavors and fragrances are used in cigarettes?

In general, cigarette is mainly divided into two types, casing feeding essence and flavoring essence, or top dressing flavor and flavoring, it called Sugar and fragrance during production as well.

Specific raw materials are used in a wide range of applications, both natural and synthetic has their own application, specific types are mainly selected by type, taste and characteristics of the tobacco leaf and the cigarette you want to be produced.

Whether it is feeding and flavoring, the addition of the essence is completed in the silk making stage. Flavoring is the last step of the silk making before the feeding. Tobacco processing adds a lot of spices, natural spices such as tinctures, extracts, essential oils, and many other synthetic fragrances etc. It is not easy to talk about which ones are commonly used because the specific application can not be sure.

Flavoring is mainly to improve the burning and moisturizing properties of cigarettes, taste of absorption, preventing mildew. Top dressing flavor is to improve the smell and different styles of cigarettes. 

In general, addition is sugar substances, such as white sugar, brown sugar, honey, glucose, juice extract or something else. Or some organic acids that regulate the pH of the smoke, like citric acid, benzoic acid, tartaric acid, and the like. Sometimes some non-sugar sweeteners are added as well.

Top dressing flavor are commonly used some tobacco extracts, Maillard reactants, natural plant extracts and many monomeric ingredients (such as ethyl acetate, isoamyl acetate, phenylacetic acid, acetic acid, thione ketone, vanillin, etc. Feeding and flavoring match each other, produce cigarette in different styles with different tobacco leaves.

The raw materials used for tobacco fragrance are both natural and synthetic. Natural essential oils and extracts of spice plants, such as cinnamon leaf oil, rose oil, clove oil, etc, they are all common plant essential oils; synthetic flavors such as cinnamic acid, itself is a kind of spice, which has a good aroma retention effect and can let aroma of the main fragrance be more fragrant and volatile. Various esters of cinnamic acid (such as methyl ester,ethyl ester, propyl ester,butyl ester , etc.) can be used as a fixative, which is an important part of the flavor of tobacco.



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