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Tobacco & Flavor Ingredients - Philip Morris USA

This list includes ingredients in all of Philip Morris USA’s brands sold in the U.S. Not all of the ingredients in this list are present in each brand, and no single brand contains all of the ingredients.

For each ingredient, this alphabetical list includes:

  1. 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 tobacco); and
  2. The function of the ingredient.
The reason we have chosen to provide a single list rather than a brand-specific list is because this list consists primarily of flavors which give each brand its own unique flavor, taste and aroma. By providing this information in this manner, we have tried to strike a reasonable balance between providing detailed information about our ingredients and protecting our proprietary brand recipes from disclosure to competitors.


INGREDIENT

QUANTITY NOT EXCEEDED (% IN TOBACCO)

FUNCTION

1

ACETIC ACID

0.01

Flavor

2

ACETOPHENONE

0.0001

Flavor

3

AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE

0.3

Flavor Processing Aid

4

AMYL BUTYRATE

0.0001

Flavor

5

BENZALDEHYDE

0.005

Flavor

6

BENZOIN, RESINOID

0.005

Flavor

7

BENZYL ALCOHOL

0.1

Flavor

8

BERGAMOT OIL

0.001

Flavor

9

BORNYL ACETATE

0.0001

Flavor

10

BUTYRIC ACID

0.001

Flavor

11

CARDAMOM SEED OIL

0.0005

Flavor

12

CAROB BEAN AND EXTRACT

0.2

Flavor

13

CELERY SEED OIL

0.0001

Flavor

14

CHAMOMILE FLOWER, HUNGARIAN, OIL

0.0001

Flavor

15

CHAMOMILE FLOWER, ROMAN, OIL

0.0001

Flavor

16

CINNAMALDEHYDE

0.001

Flavor

17

CINNAMYL ALCOHOL

0.0001

Flavor

18

CITRIC ACID

0.0001

Flavor

19

D,L- CITRONELLOL

0.0001

Flavor

20

COCOA AND COCOA PRODUCTS

0.5

Flavor

21

COFFEE EXTRACT

0.0001

Flavor

22

CORIANDER OIL

0.0005

Flavor

23

DECANOIC ACID

0.0001

Flavor

24

DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

0.8

Flavor Processing Aid

25

2,3- DIETHYLPYRAZINE

0.0001

Flavor

26

DILL OIL

0.0001

Flavor

27

2,5- DIMETHYLPYRAZINE

0.0005

Flavor

28

ETHYL ACETATE

0.01

Flavor

29

ETHYL BUTYRATE

0.05

Flavor

30

ETHYL HEXANOATE

0.005

Flavor

31

ETHYL LACTATE

0.0005

Flavor

32

ETHYL MALTOL

0.0001

Flavor

33

ETHYL OCTANOATE

0.0001

Flavor

34

ETHYL PHENYLACETATE

0.0001

Flavor

35

ETHYL VANILLIN

0.05

Flavor

36

5- ETHYL-3-HYDROXY-4- METHYL-2(5H)-FURANONE

0.0001

Flavor

37

FENUGREEK EXTRACT

0.001

Flavor

38

GERANIOL

0.0001

Flavor

39

GERANIUM ROSE OIL

0.0001

Flavor

40

GLYCEROL

2.8

Humectant

41

GAMMA-HEPTALACTONE

0.0001

Flavor

42

2-HEPTANONE

0.0005

Flavor

43

HEXANOIC ACID

0.001

Flavor

44

4-(PARA- HYDROXYPHENYL)-2- BUTANONE

0.0001

Flavor

45

IMMORTELLE EXTRACT

0.0001

Flavor

46

ALPHA- IONONE

0.0001

Flavor

47

ISOAMYL ACETATE

0.001

Flavor

48

ISOAMYL FORMATE

0.001

Flavor

49

ISOAMYL HEXANOATE

0.0001

Flavor

50

ISOAMYL ISOVALERATE

0.0005

Flavor

51

ISOAMYL PHENYLACETATE

0.0001

Flavor

52

ISOBUTYRIC ACID

0.0005

Flavor

53

ISOPULEGOL

0.001

Flavor

54

ISOVALERIC ACID

0.001

Flavor

55

LICORICE EXTRACT

0.8

Flavor

56

LIME OIL

0.0005

Flavor

57

LINALOOL

0.0001

Flavor

58

LOVAGE EXTRACT

0.01

Flavor

59

MALTOL

0.005

Flavor

60

L- MENTHOL

2.1

Flavor

61

MENTHYL ACETATE

0.001

Flavor

62

PARA- METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE

0.0001

Flavor

63

METHYL ISOVALERATE

0.0001

Flavor

64

METHYL SALICYLATE

0.001

Flavor

65

3- METHYLBUTYRALDEHYDE

0.005

Flavor

66

2- METHYLBUTYRIC ACID

0.0001

Flavor

67

METHYLCYCLOPENTENOLONE

0.005

Flavor

68

MIMOSA ABSOLUTE

0.0001

Flavor

69

GAMMA- NONALACTONE

0.0001

Flavor

70

NONANOIC ACID

0.0005

Flavor

71

OAKMOSS ABSOLUTE

0.0001

Flavor

72

GAMMA- OCTALACTONE

0.0001

Flavor

73

OCTANOIC ACID

0.001

Flavor

74

OPOPONAX OIL

0.0005

Flavor

75

ORANGE OIL, SWEET

0.001

Flavor

76

ORRIS ROOT EXTRACT

0.005

Flavor

77

PEPPERMINT OIL

0.8

Flavor

78

PHENETHYL ALCOHOL

0.0001

Flavor

79

PHENETHYL PHENYLACETATE

0.005

Flavor

80

PHENYLACETIC ACID

0.0001

Flavor

81

D-PIPERITONE

0.005

Flavor

82

PIPERONAL

0.0005

Flavor

83

PROPENYLGUAETHOL

0.0005

Flavor

84

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

2.8

Humectant

85

RHODINOL

0.0001

Flavor

86

ROSE OIL, BULGARIAN, TRUE OTTO

0.0001

Flavor

87

RUM

0.05

Flavor

88

RUM FLAVOR, NON-ALCOHOLIC

0.0005

Flavor

89

SALICYLADEHYDE

0.0001

Flavor

90

SANDALWOOD OIL, YELLOW

0.0005

Flavor

91

SCLAREOLIDE

0.0005

Flavor

92

SPEARMINT OIL

0.05

Flavor

93

SUGAR: HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP 42%

3.1

Flavor Humectant

94

SUGAR: INVERT SUGAR

0.05

Flavor Humectant

95

SUGAR: SUCROSE

3.8

Flavor Humectant

96

TANGERINE OIL

0.0005

Flavor

97

ALPHA- TERPINEOL

0.0005

Flavor

98

2,3,5,6- TETRAMETHYLPYRAZINE

0.001

Flavor

99

PARA- TOLYL ACETATE

0.0001

Flavor

100

4-(2,6,6- TRIMETHYL CYCLOHEX-1-ENYL) BUT-2-EN-4-ONE

0.0001

Flavor

101

4-(2,6,6- TRIMETHYL CYCLOHEXA-1,3-DIENYL) BUT-2-EN-4-ONE

0.0001

Flavor

102

2,3,5- TRIMETHYLPYRAZINE

0.0001

Flavor

103

GAMMA- UNDECALACTONE

0.001

Flavor

104

VALERIAN ROOT EXTRACT

0.001

Flavor

105

VALERIAN ROOT OIL

0.001

Flavor

106

VANILLA BEAN EXTRACT (EXTRACTIVES)

0.001

Flavor

107

VANILLIN

0.005

Flavor

108

VERATRALDEHYDE

0.0005

Flavor

109

WATER

15.0

Moisturizer Processing Aid


PROCESSING AIDS: CARBON DIOXIDE; ETHYL ALCOHOL


Processing Aids

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.
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