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What’s in Herbal Cigarettes?

Herbal cigarettes are seen as a tad better than regular tobacco cigarettes. But is that really true? How do they impact your health and what’s in herbal cigarettes?

Herbal cigarettes contain a mix of herbs and edible flowers such as basil, lemongrass, spearmint leaves, and green tea, and they do not contain tobacco or nicotine.

In this article, we will find out if they are harmful and what their benefits are. We will also find out if they are addictive and whether it’s true that they do not contain nicotine.

Let’s get into it.

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Is smoking herbal cigarettes harmful?

Yes. Smoking herbal cigarettes is harmful. At first glance, herbal cigarettes seem like a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes. In point of fact, they contain tar, carbon monoxide, and other toxins that are breathed in when these cigarettes are smoked. 

Truth be told, they are as harmful as regular cigarettes.

There is really nothing like safe smoke. Little wonder herbal cigarettes carry warning labels. It is true that they do not contain tobacco, which means they do not contain nicotine.

Most of us assume that anything herbal is risk-free and must be healthy. The fact is that whenever we burn any substance, the chemicals released are almost always detrimental.

The smoke released when herbal cigarettes are lit contains harmful components, just like tobacco cigarettes. In fact, the amounts are similar to those found in tobacco cigarettes.

These detrimental components include tar, carbon monoxide, benzo(α)pyrene, and phenolic compounds, including hydroquinone, resorcinol, and catechol.

Experts are also concerned that herbal cigarettes could be a gateway to eventual tobacco smoking. Once smokers get used to them, they may start yearning for more, which could lead them to tobacco cigarettes. Over time, they may become addicted!

Now, let’s consider something harmless — the colors of different cigarette packages. They can be confusing. You’ve probably wondered if they have specific meanings or if they’re merely random.

What do the different colors of cigarettes mean?

That’s what I get into in a recent article. I explored the different colors and why they are colored that way. I looked at the color of the lightest and that of the strongest cigarette. And I revealed whether they are required by law.

Just click that link to read it on my site.

What are the benefits of herbal cigarettes?

There are claims that herbal cigarettes are tobacco-free, nicotine-free, boost immunity, aid in quitting tobacco cigarettes, offer pleasant fragrance, and rejuvenate the body and the mind.

It’s important to note that there is no scientific research that has validated some of these claims. It’s true that they are free of nicotine and tobacco and that most have a lovely fragrance.

As you probably know, most herbs are good for the body, and the practice of smoking herbs goes back centuries. It’s therefore plausible that there are benefits to smoking herbal cigarettes. And smoking is prevalent in many cultures.

Now, regular cigarettes contain about 3000 chemicals that are not present in herbal cigarettes. So, with the latter, you won’t have to inhale these toxic chemicals. That’s great if you’re considering herbal cigarettes.

Tobacco cigarette smokers have to contend with its awful odor. The odor is usually trapped in their fingernails and clothes and can be faintly perceived on their bodies. Smokers of herbal cigarettes, on the other hand, do not have to worry about this. In fact, herbal cigarettes usually smell really good.

However, other claims such as herbal cigarettes having a positive impact on the immune system and rejuvenating the body and the mind are probably untrue considering the fact that herbal cigarettes can be carcinogenic (can cause cancer) and mutagenic (could lead to mutations).

Any substance that can cause cancer and mutations cannot really be described as beneficial, right?

A lot of cigarettes burn fast. But American Spirits does not. Do you want to know why?

Check out a recent article I published. I explained whether tobacco additives make them burn faster and what makes American Spirits different. I get into whether they contain additives and what additives are in them. And I revealed whether slow-burning cigarettes are actually bad for you.

Just click that link to read it on my site.

Are herbal cigarettes addictive?

No. Herbal cigarettes are not addictive. They are not addictive because they do not contain nicotine. Nicotine is the substance that makes regular cigarettes addictive. It is derived from tobacco.

Nicotine is a chemical that can alter the way the brain works such that even if a smoker is intent on stopping, they might find it very hard to do so.

Herbal cigarettes are not derived from tobacco. They are made from a variety of nicotine-free herbs. So it stands to reason that they are not addictive.

In addition to herbal cigarettes, you’re probably interested in vegan cigarettes, right? Are American Spirits vegan? That’s what I explored in a recent article.

In it, I get into whether American Spirits are tested on animals and if vegans can smoke cigarettes.

I shared the brands of cigarettes that are vegan and cigarette companies that do not test on animals. And I even revealed whether American Spirits’ filter contains pig’s blood!

Just click that link to read it on my site.

Are herbal cigarettes nicotine free?

Yes. Herbal cigarettes are nicotine-free. They are not made from tobacco, so they do not contain nicotine. As the name indicates, they are made from a variety of tobacco-free, nicotine-free herbs.

They are made with herbs and flowers. They are flavored in different ways and may contain menthol, ginger, or rum. Because they do not contain nicotine, they are often regarded as ideal aids in the quest to stop smoking.

They offer a way for gradually depriving the body of nicotine while some of the pleasures of smoking are still being experienced so that it becomes easier to eventually quit smoking altogether if that’s your plan.

Have you ever wondered if you can order cigarettes through Instacart?

In a recent article, I got into whether you could order cigarettes through Instacart. I looked at whether they will deliver cigarettes and whether you could order cigarettes from DoorDash or Ubereats.

I explained why Instacart does not deliver tobacco products and even revealed if it’s legal to deliver cigarettes.

What can I smoke that has no nicotine?

You can smoke herbal cigarettes as they do not contain nicotine. They are made with herbs and flowers such as basil, lemongrass, spearmint leaves, rose petals, green tea, and the like. Naturally, the absence of nicotine means that herbal teas are not addictive.

So, they are a great alternative to regular cigarettes.

Herbal cigs look and smoke like regular tobacco cigs, and they have a lovely fragrance to boot. The following are the top vendors of herbal cigs:

Unlike regular cigarettes, you can easily order some of these products via Amazon. Just click those links above to check out the options and prices on Amazon.

Ever wondered if you can order cigarettes through DoorDash?

This is what I explored in a recent article. In it, I showed how to order cigarettes from DoorDash and looked at whether Walmart delivers cigarettes with DoorDash. I spoke about whether DoorDash will leave your cigs at your door and whether they would check your ID.

Just click the link to read it on my site.


In the article, we explored whether smoking herbal cigarettes are harmful.

Yes, they are harmful. But not as harmful as regular cigarettes. We also looked at the benefits of herbal cigarettes. There are indeed a couple, but we noted that some of the perceived benefits are not backed by any research.

Then, we looked at whether herbal cigarettes are addictive.

No, they are not addictive. We moved on to consider if they are nicotine-free. Yes, they are indeed nicotine-free. Lastly, we wrapped things up by looking at what one could smoke that is nicotine-free.

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Jeff Campbell