From tobacco leaves to sticks
What stages of processing does tobacco go through before being wrapped in a stick?
In the video we tell about the whole process and show the production
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The sticks contain real tobacco, which in turn contains nicotine. Nicotine is not the main cause of diseases caused by smoking, but the dangerous substances produced by the combustion of cigarettes.
The stick contains a mixture of three varieties of tobacco: Virginia, Burley and Oriental. Each type has a different color and shape of the tobacco leaf, sugar content, taste, nicotine concentration. For example, Oriental tobacco contains about 1-2% nicotine. Virginia has about 2%. And Burley tobacco has up to 4%.
Tobacco for sticks undergoes a special selection, followed by special processing. In order to ensure that the aerosol evaporates easily when heated, and also so as not to damage the heating blade, you will need the highest quality tobacco. Which is then crushed with great care so that it does not contain large and hard particles. Therefore, according to quality standards, no more than 13% of the total tobacco crop is suitable for Heets sticks. Of these 13%, only leaf pulp goes to the production of sticks, without veins and stems, although the tobacco leaf is completely used in the production of traditional cigarettes.
Before proceeding to the production of sticks, tobacco must be dried. The most commonly used method is controlled natural fermentation. Such processing and drying have a positive effect on the flavor and aroma of the tobacco, which continues to mature after packaging. Dried tobacco leaves are thoroughly crushed, moistened with water and glycerin, squeezed under pressure, and then cut, and placed in a paper stick wrapper.