The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s discussion of possibly planting and processing hemp for consumer goods put Hemp in the News.
The company is especially keen on the idea of growing hemp to produce hemp seed oil and rolling papers, both of which are used to make hemp cigarettes.
When hemp seed oil is added into cigarettes it actually reduces the amount of nicotine and tar residues, without altering the flavour of the cigarette. Also, because hemp rolling papers don’t burn, the cigarettes don’t exude as much second hand smoke.
Thailand Tobacco became interested in hemp rolling paper when it discovered research that was conducted abroad. The company will do their own investigation into the product benefits before committing to production.
Ultimately, the goal is to create a cigarette that is not harmful to ones health, by lowering levels of nicotine and tar.
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