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Non-Tobacco Ingredients - Philip Morris USA

We have grouped the list of non-tobacco ingredients in all Philip Morris USA brands sold in the U.S. in the following six categories:

We have grouped the list of non-tobacco ingredients in all Philip Morris USA brands sold in the U.S. in the following six categories:

  1. cigarette papers
  2. side-seam adhesives
  3. monogram inks
  4. filtration materials
  5. filter papers (including plug wraps, tipping papers and tipping paper inks)
  6. filter adhesives
We’ve listed the ingredients in descending order by weight.

For each ingredient, the list includes the “quantity not exceeded,” calculated from the highest level of use in a single brand and expressed as a percentage of the total weight of the cigarette.


CATEGORY

INGREDIENT

QUANTITY NOT EXCEEDED [% in cigarette]

CIGARETTE PAPERS

Cigarette paper is the wrapping material surrounding the tobacco rod to form a cigarette rod. The cigarette paper is made of cellulose and may contain additives to provide whiteness, improve ash appearance and to help ensure burn uniformity.

CELLULOSE

9.3

CALCIUM CARBONATE

4.6

MONOPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE

1.4

POTASSIUM CITRATE

0.3

SODIUM CITRATE

0.3

GUAR GUM, DEPOLYMERIZED

0.1

HERCON 70

0.1

CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE

0.05

GUAR GUM

0.05

SIDESEAM ADHESIVES

Sideseam adhesive is used to secure the cigarette paper around the tobacco rod. Sideseam adhesives are used in small amounts.

ETHYLENE/VINYL ACETATE, COPOLYMER EMULSION IN WATER

0.3

POLYVINYL ACETATE

0.3

VINYL ALCOHOL-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER

0.3

PROCESSING AIDS (DEFOAMER, PRESERVATIVE, WATER)


MONOGRAM INKS

Cigarette papers often have a small brand identifying mark (monogram) printed either on the cigarette paper towards the filter end of the cigarette or on the tipping paper. The monogram is printed on the paper using a minute amount of ink. The monogram inks used on our cigarettes may contain, for example, black, blue, red and/or yellow pigments.

IRON OXIDE BLACK

0.005

LINSEED OILS

0.005

LINSEED VARNISH

0.005

LECITHIN

0.0005

ORGANOPHILIC CLAY

0.0005

PIGMENT BLUE 15

0.0005

PIGMENT YELLOW 14

0.0005

PIGMENT YELLOW 42

0.0005

PIGMENT RED 170:1

0.0005

RESIN

0.0005

ROSINS

0.0005

SOYBEAN OILS

0.0005

SYNTHETIC TREATED SILICA

0.0005

WHITE MINERAL OIL

0.0005

CALCIUM 2-ETHYLHEXANOATE

0.0001

C.I. PIGMENT RED 53, BARIUM SALT

0.0001

C.I. PIGMENT RED 57, CALCIUM SALT

0.0001

OXY ALUMINUM OCTOATE

0.0001

PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, HYDROTREATED MIDDLE

0.0001

PHENOL, 2,6-BIS (1,1 - DIMETHYLETHYL) - 4 - (1 - METHYLPROPYL) -

0.0001

PIGMENT GREEN 7

0.0001

PIGMENT VIOLET 19

0.0001

SILICA

0.0001

TITANIUM DIOXIDE

0.0001

2,2,4- TRIMETHYL- 1,3- PENTANEDIOL MONOISOBUTYRATE

0.0001

TRIPROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER

0.0001

PROCESSING AIDS (ANTIOXIDANT, SOLVENT)


FILTRATION MATERIALS

Cigarette filters are attached to the end of the cigarette rod. Filters are made in a variety of designs. In addition to papers and adhesives (both of which are discussed separately), most cigarette filters contain filtration materials known as a filter tow and a plasticizer. The filter tow is the bundle of cellulose acetate fibers or papers that comprise the bulk of a cigarette filter. A plasticizer is a softening agent that is added to the filter tow in small quantities to bind the filter fibers together. Some of our brands also contain carbon designed to assist in the filtration process.

CELLULOSE ACETATE

36.4

CARBON

20.3

TRIACETIN

3.7

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 200

3

TITANIUM DIOXIDE

0.3

COTTON

0.2

ALUMINUM OXIDE

0.005

SODIUM CHLORIDE

0.005

PROCESSING AIDS (FINISHING OIL)


FILTER PAPERS (including PLUG WRAPS, TIPPING PAPERS and TIPPING PAPER INKS)

A cigarette filter contains two papers. First, a plug wrap is used to contain the filtration materials (i.e., filter tow and plasticizer). Second, a tipping paper holds the filter to the cigarette rod. The tipping paper is wrapped around the filter assembly (i.e., filtration materials and plug wrap) and extends over the cigarette rod. Tipping paper is made from cellulose fiber and may have applied to it various colorants (e.g., pigments to give a cork appearance and/or to add a monogram) and coatings (e.g., to prevent the cigarette from sticking to the lips.

CELLULOSE

3.3

CALCIUM CARBONATE

1.3

POLYVINYL ACETATE

0.8

NITROCELLULOSE

0.5

TITANIUM DIOXIDE

0.5

IRON OXIDE BLACK

0.2

PIGMENT YELLOW 42

0.2

POLYVINYL ALCOHOL

0.2

STARCHES AND/OR MODIFIED STARCHES

0.2

TRIACETIN

0.2

ALUMINUM

0.1

CLAY

0.1

PIGMENT BLUE 15

0.1

TALC

0.1

ALUMINUM SULFATE

0.05

BORIC ACID

0.05

COPPER

0.05

DIBUTYL PHTHALATE

0.05

GLYOXAL

0.05

HYDROGENATED METHYL ESTERS OF RESIN AND ROSIN ACIDS

0.05

PIGMENT RED 101

0.05

POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

0.05

RESINS

0.05

ROSIN

0.05

VINYL ALCOHOL-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER

0.05

ZINC

0.05

ACETATE PROPANOATE CELLULOSE

0.01

CASEIN

0.01

DIMETHYL SILOXANE

0.01

FUMARIC ACID

0.01

FUMERATED ROSIN

0.01

MALEIC ANHYDRIDE

0.01

PIGMENT YELLOW 17

0.01

POLYETHYLENE

0.01

SORBITAN,TRIOCTADECANOATE POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL) DERIVATIVES

0.01

C.I. ACID YELLOW 3, DISODIUM SALT

0.005

C.I. ACID YELLOW 23, TRISODIUM SALT

0.005

C.I. PIGMENT RED 57, CALCIUM SALT

0.005

DI-2- ETHYLHEXYLSULFOSUCCINATE

0.005

ETHYL ACRYLATE, COPOLYMER WITH METHYL METHACRYLATE

0.005

PARAFFIN

0.005

PIGMENT GREEN 36

0.005

PIGMENT ORANGE 5

0.005

PIGMENT RED 48:2

0.005

PIGMENT VIOLET 23

0.005

PIGMENT YELLOW 83

0.005

POLYSTYRENE

0.005

ZINC SULFIDE

0.005

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

0.001

BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID, DIHEPTYL ESTER, BRANCHED AND LINEAR

0.001

BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID, DINONYL ESTER, BRANCHED AND LINEAR

0.001

BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID, HEPTYL NONYL ESTER, BRANCHED AND LINEAR

0.001

OCTADECANOIC ACID

0.001

PIGMENT RED 22

0.001

SILICA AMORPHOUS GEL

0.001

SODIUM BICARBONATE

0.001

LECITHIN

0.0005

TRIETHANOLAMINE

0.0005

C. I. ACID BLACK 2

0.0001

C.I. DIRECT RED 81, SODIUM SALT

0.0001

C.I. DIRECT RED 81, TEA-97 SALT

0.0001

C.I. DIRECT YELLOW 11, LITHIUM SALT

0.0001

CITRIC ACID MONOHYDRATE

0.0001

MINERAL OIL

0.0001

PIGMENT RED 49:2

0.0001

FILTER ADHESIVES

Filter adhesives are used both to secure the plug wrap to the filter and to secure the filter to the tobacco rod. Like sideseam adhesives, filter adhesives are used in very small amounts.

ETHYLENE/VINYL ACETATE, COPOLYMER EMULSION IN WATER

1.3

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, DIBENZOATE

0.3

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE

0.3

HYDROCARBON RESIN-ETHENYLBENZENE, COPOLYMER WITH (1-METHYLETHENYL) BENZENE

0.3

MICROCRYSTALLINE HYDROCARBON WAX

0.2

MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

0.2

ALPHA METHYL STYRENE POLYMER

0.1

METHYL PARABEN

0.1

POLYVINYL ALCOHOL

0.1

2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-METHYL-, METHYL ESTER, POLYMER WITH ETHANOL AND ETHENYL ACETATE

0.05

BORIC ACID

0.05

NAPTHA, PETROLEUM

0.05

POLYVINYL ACETATE

0.05

POLYVINYL ALCOHOL BORIC ACID COMPLEX

0.05

TRIACETIN

0.05

VINYL ALCOHOL-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER

0.05

PARAFFIN

0.01

ALUMINUM DISTERATE

0.0005

ALUMINUM TRISTERATE

0.0005

OCTADECANOIC ACID

0.0001

PROCESSING AIDS (ANTIOXIDANT, DEFOAMER, PRESERVATIVE, WATER)


Since 1986, Philip Morris USA has disclosed all of the ingredients added to tobacco in our cigarettes to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for products sold in the United States.
PM USA reports certain types of tobacco product information to various state and federal agencies. Learn more.

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