Tobacco Types and Blending

The Perfect Blend of Quality and Consistency

Tobacco Blending is a Skillful Process that starts with Buying and combining exactly the right mix of Grades – getting that right is the only way to achieve the particular Taste and Quality of Cigarette Brands.

Flavors are also added in Tobacco – this could be certain ‘Top Notes’ or something a little Stronger that includes Ingredients such as Menthol or Carob bean. The use and Quantity of Flavorings may also vary according to regional preferences.

Tobacco Types

The tobacco you buy online or at your local shop is a blend of tobaccos from various parts of the world. Tobacco blenders will use different types of leaves to produce different flavors, burn rates, and mouthfeel. To create unique flavors. Tobacconists blend using the following leaves:

  • Virginia: Naturally sweet and light, it burns quick and adds a nice flavor to your smoke.
  • Burley: Slow burner that has a nutty, relatively mild flavor.
  • Perique: A Louisiana-based leaf with spicy notes.
  • Bright: A North Carolina-based leaf with a mild flavor.
  • Latakia: Hefty, smoky flavor that adds punch and color to your blend.
  • Oriental: An overall category of Middle Eastern leaves (Latakia included) that produce a bold, spicy profile.

Blenders use different proportions of some of these tobaccos to create a unique overall flavor profile. From there, tobacco blends are divided into two categories: aromatics and non-aromatics.

Many of the early brands of cigarettes were made mostly or entirely of Turkish tobacco; today, its main use is in blends of pipe and especially cigarette tobacco. Turkish tobacco is sun-cured, which makes it more aromatic and, like flue-cured tobacco, more acidic than air or smoke-cured tobacco, thus more suitable for cigarette production.


Types of Smoked Tobacco Products.

  • Cigarettes. About 5.8 Trillion cigarettes were smoked worldwide in 2014, a staggering number only overshadowed by the fact that 2015 was even worse .
  • Light and Menthol Cigarettes.
  • Cigars and Pipes.
  • Hookahs.
  • Bidis and Clove Cigarettes.

Health Risks

Smoking tobacco products carry with them an increased health risk. In addition to highly addictive nicotine, smokers can also inhale anywhere from 4,800 to 7,000 other chemicals – depending on what is inside their cigarette! These chemicals are a byproduct of over 600 different ingredients found in every cigarette and most other tobacco products.

 These ingredients include:

  • Benzene
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic
  • Methanol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hexamine
  • Lead

…and more than 600 hundred others. All of these mentioned ingredients have been found to cause cancer along with more than 55 other ingredients commonly found in cigarettes.


Cigarette smoking has been found to increase likelihood of cancer affecting all systems and organs in human body:

Smoking tobacco causes cancer of:

  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Trachea
  • Larynx
  • Esophagus
  • Throat
  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Cervix
  • Pancreas
  • Colon
  • Rectum
  • Bone marrow
  • Blood

Nicotine is a dangerously addictive drug but when absorbed through a cigarette or any other smoking equivalent the effects can be devastating because it’s not the only substance that is absorbed. In fact, while some studies show that, while nicotine might cause cancer, it is possibly one the least cancerogenic ingredients that are added in cigarettes.