Cigarettes are sticks of dried and cured tobacco wrapped in paper. They are the most common, and arguably most popular, method of nicotine delivery, originally marketed as a feminine alternative to cigars.
A filter is a small cylinder made out of cellulose that's rolled inside the paper to one end of the cigarette. Filters remove some tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine from the cigarettes and cools the smoke down slightly, although health benefits are minimal it makes the smoke smoother. One can find almost all brands filtered and most brands unfiltered.
 Flavored Cigarettes
The most common type of flavored cigarettes are known as menthols. Mentholated cigarettes include mint extracts that alter the smokes taste and makes it easier to smoke, also providing an illusion of cool smoke. One can also find other flavorings although they are far rarer, for example cloves (some clove mixed with the tobacco) and mango flavored ones (don't know what the fuck is up with them but they are somewhat common in Shanghai). As of July 5th, flavoured cigarettes were banned in Canada. In the United States, the FDA has recently banned the manufacturing and sale of some flavored cigarettes (such as clove cigarettes). This has led the manufacturers of these cigarettes to repackage their products as "cigars" to bypass this rule.
 Buying Cigarettes
Naming & Colors
- Full flavor (Red/Black)
- Light (Blue/Gold)
- Mentholated (Green)
- Mediums (Varies)
- Super/Ultra lights (White/Silver/Gray)
- Mild (Varies)
- The standard length of a filtered cigarette is 80mm. This is also know as "king size". Unfiltered cigarettes are normally shorter.
- For most brands "100's" are also available witch are 100mm. The extra length comes from an extended filter and not from any additional tobacco. Many smokers find that it is much harder to draw the smoke into their lungs when smoking 100's due to the additional length. Some also find that the taste of the filter to be more prominent.
- Some brands, namely Virginia Slims, also make a 120mm variation.
- Sometimes called "Shorts", 72mm cigarettes are rarely seen with the exception of Marlboro 72's.
- Canadian cigarettes generally come in two varieties, Regular and King Size. Regular size is what Americans would call "shorts", and are a lot more common in Canada. All of the major brands make Regular size cigarettes.
Not actually a cigarette, E-cigarettes are portable vaporizers that deliver "steam" with nicotine. For appearances, there is usually some kind of LED at the tip that brightens when one takes a drag. You can often use these substitutes in places where smoking is not allowed.
 Commonly Asked Questions
 Does smoking make you cool?
Smoking is cool but you are still a faggot.
 Why does everyone smoke in old movies?
When someone invented how to record movies with sound the directors faced a new problem, what should people do when they are not talking or doing anything interesting (for example, when they are listening someone). Smoking came naturally. Fast cigarette manufacturers saw a marketing opportunity and so a new period of product placement was born. Smoking became a part of the culture in western world. In addition, the health risks were not as acknowledged and known as they are in today's Western world.
 Are cigarettes harmful to your health? (durrr)
Yes, they are full of carcinogens and all kinds of shit that makes you more likely to get cancer, emphysema, impotent, bronchitis and heart attacks. Moderate smoking is acceptable if your goal in life is to be of good health (something along the lines of one or two cigarettes a week). Practically everyone knows that smoking is harmful to you, even us smokers, if you encounter a smoker smoking in a public area where smoking is allowed you don't need to remind us of this. You don't need to theatrically cough and for the love god come and complain. I'm pretty fucking sure that no smoker has ever quit because some overzealous idiots bitching (besides loved ones).
 How addictive is smoking?
Quite. The withdrawal symptoms are not too bad, but you will really want to have a cigarette when you are trying to quit. The catch about quitting nicotine is how easily available and socially acceptable it is, making it incredibly easy to start again. Most people who try to quit fail many, many times, so persistence is key. There are a few drugs thought to decrease nicotine addiction, such as bupropion.
Yes, however it is recommend a buffer period of 1 day of non-smoking in the house before the roomie returns as well as a copious amount of air-freshner/neutralizer. Keep in mind that the smell of smoked tobacco is much more pervasive than that of cannabis. If the area is well ventilated and there's not too much paper or fabrics and you don't smoke that much you can get away with it. The smell of smoke is much stronger to those who don't smoke.