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Hi,

Since I couldn't find my last post about gluten in cigarettes. I'm posting again... Here is what I received back from one of the tobacco companies I e-mailed when I asked them about gluten in their product...Hope its helpful..

Thanks,

Sarah

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your email. While there is no gluten in our Natural American Spirit tobacco, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten are present in our paper and adhesive materials. Our cigarettes are no more or less likely to contain gluten than other cigarette brands.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us, Sarah. We appreciate your interest in our Natural American Spirit tobacco products! If you have any further questions, please call 800-332-5595, and one of our Customer Care specialists will be happy to assist you. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm Mountain Time.

Best regards,

The People of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company

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Hi,

Since I couldn't find my last post about gluten in cigarettes. I'm posting again... Here is what I received back from one of the tobacco companies I e-mailed when I asked them about gluten in their product...Hope its helpful..

Thanks,

Sarah

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your email. While there is no gluten in our Natural American Spirit tobacco, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten are present in our paper and adhesive materials. Our cigarettes are no more or less likely to contain gluten than other cigarette brands.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us, Sarah. We appreciate your interest in our Natural American Spirit tobacco products! If you have any further questions, please call 800-332-5595, and one of our Customer Care specialists will be happy to assist you. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm Mountain Time.

Best regards,

The People of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company

I think before worrying about whether cigarette and their papers and/or gum do or do not contain some gluten, I'd be more worried about the list of other ingredients in a cigatette

http://quitsmoking.about.com/cs/nicotineinhaler/a/cigingredients.htm

David

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Hi,

Since I couldn't find my last post about gluten in cigarettes. I'm posting again... Here is what I received back from one of the tobacco companies I e-mailed when I asked them about gluten in their product...Hope its helpful..

Thanks,

Sarah

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your email. While there is no gluten in our Natural American Spirit tobacco, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten are present in our paper and adhesive materials. Our cigarettes are no more or less likely to contain gluten than other cigarette brands.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us, Sarah. We appreciate your interest in our Natural American Spirit tobacco products! If you have any further questions, please call 800-332-5595, and one of our Customer Care specialists will be happy to assist you. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm Mountain Time.

Best regards,

The People of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company

that seems like a weird answer. not really a yes or no.

I smoke American Spirits, I don't think they are any worse or better than regular brands.

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that seems like a weird answer. not really a yes or no.

I smoke American Spirits, I don't think they are any worse or better than regular brands.

I smoke that brand also with no issues and no problems with the adhesives. I am very senstive to gluten.

I like that the cigs are just tobacco with no other ingredients or additives thrown in. I also find I smoke much less of these. Some of the other brands I have smoked left me wanting another as soon as I put one out. With these when I smoked the prerolled I would be satisfied with just a couple of drags. I now use the pouch and roll them myself and a pouch, the equivalent of 50 cigs, last me 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. While smoking is of course not good for anyone at least with this brand 3 or 4 cigs a day are plenty for me rather than a pack of a more common brand. Plus my lips are no longer always blistered, something that happened often with some of the 'cheaper' brands I have tried.

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I smoke that brand also with no issues and no problems with the adhesives. I am very senstive to gluten.

I like that the cigs are just tobacco with no other ingredients or additives thrown in. I also find I smoke much less of these. Some of the other brands I have smoked left me wanting another as soon as I put one out. With these when I smoked the prerolled I would be satisfied with just a couple of drags. I now use the pouch and roll them myself and a pouch, the equivalent of 50 cigs, last me 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. While smoking is of course not good for anyone at least with this brand 3 or 4 cigs a day are plenty for me rather than a pack of a more common brand. Plus my lips are no longer always blistered, something that happened often with some of the 'cheaper' brands I have tried.

wow you sound just like me. I smoke Marlboros for a long time and was over a pack a day and feeling like garbage.

I switched to these in Jan and will usually smoke half at a time, then put it out and leave it for later. Which is kind of nasty smelling at first, but I can't bring myself to smoke a whole one. They burn much slower than the other and my store sells the ones they are not FCS, so there is no glue in them either.

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wow you sound just like me. I smoke Marlboros for a long time and was over a pack a day and feeling like garbage.

I switched to these in Jan and will usually smoke half at a time, then put it out and leave it for later. Which is kind of nasty smelling at first, but I can't bring myself to smoke a whole one. They burn much slower than the other and my store sells the ones they are not FCS, so there is no glue in them either.

Yea I think there is a lot more than just the nicotine in many brands that is addictive. They burn slower because they don't have all the additives. I never smoked a whole one of the prerolled either and was pleasently surprised how much I was able to cut down effortlessly with the American Spirit. A nice effect when you live in a state with the highest taxes in the nation.

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Yea I think there is a lot more than just the nicotine in many brands that is addictive. They burn slower because they don't have all the additives. I never smoked a whole one of the prerolled either and was pleasently surprised how much I was able to cut down effortlessly with the American Spirit. A nice effect when you live in a state with the highest taxes in the nation.

You must live somewhere on the East Coast. NY and Mass are notoriously high on smokes.

I live in MO and 1 pack is 5.50, but its not so bad when i only smoke 4-5 a day. 1 pack can last me up to 5 days sometimes.

I need to quit really. I've tried 3 times and failed each time. Once I made it a month, another time 3 months. But i always go back.

Its probably in my head, but I feel like it really helps my anxiety because of this whole IBS problem I seem to have, it calms my nerves and settles my stomach down for at least 10 min anyway.

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You must live somewhere on the East Coast. NY and Mass are notoriously high on smokes.

I live in MO and 1 pack is 5.50, but its not so bad when i only smoke 4-5 a day. 1 pack can last me up to 5 days sometimes.

I need to quit really. I've tried 3 times and failed each time. Once I made it a month, another time 3 months. But i always go back.

Its probably in my head, but I feel like it really helps my anxiety because of this whole IBS problem I seem to have, it calms my nerves and settles my stomach down for at least 10 min anyway.

Yep, NY. A pack of our brand is almost 10 bucks but the pouch is only $13. Perhaps once you get the health issues under control you will be able to quit for good. Oddly enough there was a study done that showed that smokers tended to have the IBS type issues of celiac hit later than non-smokers for some reason. Some of us have even had celiac triggered by the stress of the quiting process.

I still have anxiety issues even after all these years gluten free, due in part to the illness and in part to life experiences. I finally broke down and got some help with it a couple years ago and can almost live a normal life now. If your anxiety continues even after the health issues resolve remember it shows greater strength to get help than it does to just deal with it.

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At this very moment im suffering from a allergic reaction to a Nat Sherman cigarette. Many cigarette companies flavor tobacco with wheat and the adhesive for them contains gluten. along with blunt wraps and many rolling papers contain gluten. I haven't come into contact with anything containing gluten for the past 72 hours besides the cigarette and i haven't smoked a cigarette sense i found out i was celiac this is the first time sense finding out in march, this is definitely the worst intestinal pain Ive ever felt. I'm surprised i didn't get a rash or react immediately to it and its my intestines and stomach that hurt. Tobacco companies give you that answer that isn't necessarily a yes or no so you'll keep smoking and most people allergic and addicted to them can judge for themselves how sensitive they are so the tobacco company cant be held responsible because it is you that is responsible for your own body (but its still shady trickery).

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This topic is more than a year old. Some information may be out of date.

chelsra, if you have specific evidence of gluten in the adhesive or paper, please provide it. I have never found proof that this is anything other than a celiac myth.

Flavor might possibly contain gluten, but, again, this is rumor without much proven fact.

There are plenty of harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke to make me avoid it, without even considering gluten. I smoked off and on for twenty years, quitting for good in the spring of 1990.

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On 3/24/2011 at 7:00 PM, SarahSway said:

Hi,

Since I couldn't find my last post about gluten in cigarettes. I'm posting again... Here is what I received back from one of the tobacco companies I e-mailed when I asked them about gluten in their product...Hope its helpful..

 

Thanks,

Sarah

 

 

 

Dear Sarah,

 

 

 

Thank you for your email. While there is no gluten in our Natural American Spirit tobacco, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten are present in our paper and adhesive materials. Our cigarettes are no more or less likely to contain gluten than other cigarette brands.

 

 

 

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us, Sarah. We appreciate your interest in our Natural American Spirit tobacco products! If you have any further questions, please call 800-332-5595, and one of our Customer Care specialists will be happy to assist you. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm Mountain Time.

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

The People of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company

Wait what about their filters? are those safe

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Did anyone start having the celiac symptoms hit hard enough to realize what's going on after starting or stopping smoking?

I was only a social smoker with gradually increasing frequency for a long while... then started buying my own packs. Never got psychologically addicted; I would smoke 3-6 of the American spirits a day unless I went to a party and chain smoked. The longest I ever sustained this for was 3 months straight. That three months was followed by two months of heavier than usual smoking for me, and then a month off smoking, so basically 4-5 months of a 6 month period I was a "smoker."

I know, I know, any amount of cigarettes is bad. But I'm not sure if I should think there is a relationship here or not, between having transformed what I think was briefly from rare social smoker to smoker and then going back.

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Anyway sorry for the long post here's the short version... basically I smoked steadily for 5 out of 6 months and then quit 5 months ago. I'm pretty sure that puts me in the way lower tier of "smokers". I had had a few episodes that I now look back on as probably gluten sensitivity over the past two years actually, but only about a month ago did it finally come to something I had to address, and did so by quitting gluten. Do you all think there is a relationship between the increased smoking, quitting 5 months ago, and realizing the Celiac 1 month ago? (Someone mentioned bowel stuff too... my initial symptoms were bloating and mood swings, but now it's as the other person said, kind of IBS like).

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