Camel cigarettes come in the following varieties

USA varieties edit

Camel Filters
Camel Filters Wides
Camel Filters 99’s
Camel Blue (Lights)
Camel Blue Wides (Lights)
Camel Blue 99’s (Lights)
Camel Platinum (Silver) (Ultra Lights)
Camel Platinum (Silver) 99’s (Ultra Lights)
Camel Menthol (Crush)
Camel Menthol Silver (Lights)(Crush)
Camel Crush(Lights)
Camel Crush Bold(Full Flavor)
Camel Turkish Royal (Full Flavor)
Camel Turkish Gold (Lights)
Camel Turkish Silver (Ultra Lights)
Camel No. 9
Camel No. 9 100’s
Camel No. 9 Menthe
Camel No. 9 Menthe 100’s
Kamel Red
Kamel Red Smooth Taste (Lights)
Camel Wides
Camel Wides Menthol
Camel Wides Menthol Green(Lights)

Discontinued USA varieties edit

Camel Filter 100’s
Camel Lights 100’s
Camel Signature Infused
Camel Signature Frost
Camel Izmir Stinger
Camel Basma
Camel Dark Mint
Camel Mandarin Mint
Camel Samsun
Camel Cinnzabar
Camel Twist
Camel Screwdriver Slots
Camel Rare
Camel Turkish Jade
Camel Rare Menthol
Camel Mandalay Lime
Camel Aegean Spice
Camel Bayou Blast
Camel Beach Breezer
Camel Margarita Mixer
Camel Midnight Madness
Camel Back Alley Blend
Camel Kauai Kolada
Camel Crema
Camel Twista Lime
Camel Warm Winter Toffee
Camel Winter Mocha Mint
Camel Special Blend Lights
Camel Special Blend Lights 100’s
Camel Signature Mellow
Camel Signature Robust

International varieties edit

Camel Big Orange 100’s (Mexico)
Camel Big Peach 100’s (Mexico)
Camel Big Red 100’s (Mexico)
Camel Big Grape 100’s (Mexico)
Camel Black (More than 20 countries, mainly in Europe)
Camel White (More than 20 countries, mainly in Europe)
Camel Super Lights (South Africa)
Camel Natural (South Africa)
Camel Classic (South Africa)
Camel Filters 100’s (Mexico)
Camel Lights 100’s (Mexico)
Camel Natural (Europe)
Camel Nutty Menthol (Japan)
Camel One (Ukraine)
Camel Orange (Medium) (Ukraine)
Camel Ultra Lights 100’s (Mexico)

Canadian varieties edit

Camel Filters (gold/brown pack 20 cigarettes)
Camel Light (blue pack 20 cigarettes)

Additive free varieties edit

Camel Natural Flavor 8
Camel Natural Flavor 6 Lights
Camel Natural Flavor 4 Ultra Lights

Menthol capsule varieties edit

These varieties contain a small bead in the filter filled with a menthol liquid. When crushed, the liquid is released into the filter giving the smoker an increased menthol flavor.

Camel Crush Camel Light becomes a Camel Menthol Light
Camel Crush Bold Bold becomes menthol
Camel Menthol Adds an additional amount of menthol flavoring to the cigarette.
Camel Menthol Silver (Light) Adds an additional amount of menthol flavoring to the cigarette.

Snus edit

Camel Mellow
Camel Robust
Camel Frost
Camel Winterchill
Camel Mint
Camel Original Portion (Sweden/Norway only)
Camel White Portion (Sweden/Norway only)

Dipping Tobacco edit

Camel Dark Milled (fine cut)
Camel Wintergreen Wide Cut (long cut)
Camel Wintergreen Pouches

See also edit

  • Smoking
  • Camel Trophy

References edit

  1. a b c d e Burrough, Bryan (2003). Barbarians at the Gate. HarperCollins. pp. 40, 46.
  2. Hilliard, Robert L. and Keith, Michael C. (2005). The broadcast century and beyond. Elsevier. p. 137. ISBN 978 0 240 80570 2.
  3. Fischer PM, Schwartz MP, Richards JW Jr, Goldstein AO, Rojas TH, (1991 12 11). “Brand logo recognition by children aged 3 to 6 years”. JAMA 266 (22) 3145 8. doi 10.1001/jama.1991.03470220061027. PMID 1956101. Retrieved March 6, 2007.
  4. Craver, Richard (2012 09 26). “Reynolds to offer more menthol versions of Pall Mall cigarettes”. Winston Salem Journal.
  5. Proctor, Robert (2013 10 20). “Camels 100 years and still killing.” Los Angeles Times.
  6. “Reynolds will pay $10 million in Joe Camel lawsuit”. USA Today. 1997 09 12. Retrieved 2010 11 23.
  7. Craver, Richard (2010 11 15). “Camel promotion under fire”. Winston Salem Journal. Retrieved 2010 11 23.
  8. Wilson, Duff (2010 11 12). “Group Says Camel Packs Lure the Young”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2012 11 01.
  9. a b Felberbaum, Michael (2010 12 01). “State AGs ask RJ Reynolds to stop Camel cigarette ‘Break Free Adventure’ marketing campaign”. Star Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved 2012 11 01.

External links edit Wikimedia Commons has media related to Camel (cigarette).

  • Cigarette history with Camel in context
  • Camel Cigarettes packs from Encyclopedia of Cigarettes
  • Camel Crush a story of success from TobaccoPub
  • Gallery of classic graphic design featuring Camel cigarettes

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Cigarette filter edit

The 1950s gave birth to numerous scientific studies that proved the link between cigarettes and cancer (see Wynder and Graham, 1950 Doll and Hill, 1952, 1954 Hammond and Horn, 1958). 6 In response to these studies and their perceived threat to the tobacco industry s future profitability, tobacco companies experimented with new modifications to the cigarette design. 6 By altering the cigarette design, tobacco companies hoped to create a “safer” cigarette that would better appeal to their increasingly health conscious consumers. 7 The addition of filters to cigarettes was one of the industry s first design modifications, and filters would become essential to the later development of light and low tar products. 8 Claiming that filtered cigarettes literally filtered out much of the harmful tar and carcinogenic particles found in regular cigarettes, tobacco companies promoted relative product safety in order to convince smokers to continue smoking. 7 Because filtered cigarettes were depicted as relatively safer and less harmful, smokers who were concerned about tobacco s negative health impacts were led to believe that by switching to filtered cigarettes, they would minimize smoking’s detrimental impact on their health as a result, millions of addicted smokers switched to filtered cigarettes instead of quitting altogether. 7 By 1960, filtered cigarettes had become the leading tobacco product. 8

Creation of the “light” cigarette edit

In addition to heavily promoting the filtered cigarette as the answer to smokers health concerns, the industry also poured resources into developing a cigarette that would produce lower machine measured tar and nicotine yields when tested by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 6 This endeavor resulted in the introduction and heavy promotion of light cigarettes during the 1970s. 8 The newly designed light cigarette employed a special filter perforated with small holes these perforated filters allegedly offset the concentration of inhaled harmful smoke with clean air. Most important to the tobacco industry, however, was that light cigarettes produced lower tar and nicotine levels when tested with the FTC s smoking machines. 6

Market share edit

By 1997, the advertising of light cigarettes constituted fifty percent of the industry s advertising spending. 8 Through heavy marketing, the tobacco industry succeeded in misleading its consumer base to believe that light products were safer than regular brands, and thus, that these products were the rational choice for smokers who cared about their health. 7 9 As a result of these implicit and widespread health claims, the popularity of light and low tar cigarettes grew considerably. In fact, the market share of light cigarettes grew from a mere 2.0 percent in 1967 to 83.5 percent of the tobacco market in 2005. 8 Due to recent federal regulations requiring that the tobacco industry s internal documents be made publicly available online, there is no doubt about the industry s underlying motives behind the development of light products. 10 These documents explicitly state that the industry sought to both maintain and expand its consumer base by manipulating smokers health concerns to the industry s advantage. 10

Health claims edit ISO machine smoking method edit

Packages of light, mild, and low tar cigarettes are often labeled as being lower tar and nicotine and also list tar and nicotine levels that are lower than those found on the packages of regular cigarettes. The lower tar and nicotine numbers found on cigarette packages represent the levels produced when machine smoked by a smoking machine test method. 3 Developed by the FTC in 1967, the smoking machine test method was created to determine the yield of a cigarette by smoking it in a standardized fashion by machine this test method is also known as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) machine smoking method. 11 While the FTC has always recognized that the smoking machine did not replicate human smoking and that no two human smokers smoke in the same way, the FTC did not initially recognize the tobacco industry s ability to design cigarettes that yielded low levels of tar and nicotine when machine smoked, but yielded much higher levels when smoked by a human being. 12

Cigarette modifications and “compensatory” smoking edit

Light cigarettes essentially fool smoking machines through several techniques. A light cigarette s filter perforated by tiny holes, for instance, is uncovered when smoked by machine, and consequently, the cigarette smoke is heavily diluted with air and causes the machines to report falsely low levels of nicotine and tar. 3 When smoked by human smokers, in contrast, this filter is usually covered by smokers lips and fingers. 3 Consequently, the tiny filter holes are covered, and the light cigarette actually becomes equivalent to a regular cigarette. 3 Some tobacco manufacturers also increased the length of the paper wrap which covers the cigarette filter this modification serves to decrease the number of puffs available to the machine test and limits the amount of tobacco that is machine smoked. 3 In reality, however, the tobacco found under this paper wrap which is not smoked by machine is still available to and smoked by the human smoker. 3

The human act of “compensating” is perhaps the most important method by which light cigarettes cheat the ISO machine smoking method. Unlike machines, human smokers are often heavily addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes, and consequently, smokers alter their smoking behaviors in order to consume the amount of nicotine required to satisfy their cravings. Compensatory behavior especially occurs if a smoker switches from regular cigarettes to light cigarettes. 3 12 4 13 Numerous scientific studies reveal that the smoker actually compensates for the lower amount of nicotine by actively changing his or her smoking habits and even increasing the number of cigarettes that are smoked per day. 3 12 4 13 Smokers adjust their smoking techniques by smoking their cigarettes more intensively. 4 More intensive smoking is achieved by taking larger, more rapid, and more frequent puffs, by inhaling more deeply, by smoking more cigarettes per day, and/or by reflexively blocking the cigarette s filter. 3 4 14 Due to these compensatory smoking behaviors, smokers inhale significantly more nicotine and tar levels than what are measured by the ISO machine smoking method. 10 3 4 13

Scientific conclusions edit

With these factors in mind, it is unsurprising that switching from regular to light or low tar cigarettes does not reduce the health risks of smoking or lower the smoker s exposure to the nicotine, tar, and carcinogens present in cigarette smoke. 3 4 15 According to the 2004 Surgeon General s report, Smoking cigarettes with lower machine measured yields of tar and nicotine provides no clear benefit to health. 16 The tobacco industry s own internal documents, too, reveal that cigarette manufacturers are more than aware of the difference between machine measured levels of nicotine and tar, and those actually inhaled by smokers. 3 The industry is equally aware of the compensatory behaviors that smokers engage in when smoking light cigarettes. 3 Nonetheless, these health truths are not widely publicized or understood by the average smoking population, and even today, the tobacco industry’s implicit health claims lead countless smokers to switch from regular cigarettes to light cigarettes, rather than quitting altogether.

Research into low nicotine cigarettes and effects on smoking frequency edit

A recent small scale study led by nicotine researcher Neal Benowitz found that smokers who were switched to cigarettes with tobacco that contained progressively less nicotine did not compensate by smoking more cigarettes, although a significant minority of the smokers in the research withdrew from the study citing a dislike of the taste of the reduced nicotine cigarettes. These results differ greatly from those obtained in earlier studies by Benowitz and others, where filter based nicotine reducti
on was found to result in compensatory smoking behaviours. According to a USCF article on the study, Benowitz wanted to simulate a societal scenario in which the nicotine content of cigarettes would be progressively regulated downward.

According to a more recent Washington Post article, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has backed low nicotine cigarette research as it weighs its new regulatory power. That new power includes the power to regulate the level of nicotine in cigarettes and was given to the FDA by the 2009 Tobacco Control Act, described below.

2009 anti smoking legislation edit

In June 2009, the United States Senate passed anti smoking legislation described by USA Today as the most sweeping tobacco control measure ever passed by Congress, and this legislation directly impacts the marketing and consumption of light tobacco products. 2 In addition to giving the FDA regulatory power over all tobacco products, the bill severely restricts the tobacco industry s previous marketing strategies, many of which relied on making implicit health claims about their products. 2 17 According to the bill, cigarette manufacturers are also forbidden from using product descriptors such as light, low tar, and mild. 17

Critics of the legislation question whether it will have a significant impact on today s pervasive tobacco market. 7 For one, the bill does not specify acceptable words for differentiating light cigarettes from other cigarettes. 2 Cigarette manufacturers quickly responded to this loophole by strategically color coding their products so that Camel Lights, for example, is now Camel Blue. Nik Modi, a tobacco industry analyst, concedes that prohibiting terms like “light” and “low tar” will hardly affect the tobacco market because smokers have already become acclimated to color coding. 18

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