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    Cigarettes may contain pigs blood

    this has been mentioned elsewhere on TD , deserves it's own thread imho .........

    Cigarettes may contain pigs blood
    March 30, 2010

    CIGARETTES may contain traces of pig's blood, an Australian academic says with a warning that religious groups could find its undisclosed presence "very offensive".

    University of Sydney Professor Simon Chapman points to recent Dutch research which identified 185 different industrial uses of a pig - including the use of its haemoglobin in cigarette filters.

    Prof Chapman said the research offered an insight into the otherwise secretive world of cigarette manufacture, and it was likely to raise concerns for devout Muslims and Jews.

    Religious texts at the core of both of these faiths specifically ban the consumption of pork.

    "I think that there would be some particularly devout groups who would find the idea that there were pig products in cigarettes to be very offensive," Prof Chapman said today.

    "The Jewish community certainly takes these matters extremely seriously and the Islamic community certainly do as well, as would many vegetarians.

    "It just puts into hard relief the problem that the tobacco industry is not required to declare the ingredients of cigarettes ... they say 'that's our business' and a trade secret."

    The Dutch research found pig haemoglobin - a blood protein - was being used to make cigarette filters more effective at trapping harmful chemicals before they could enter a smoker's lungs.

    Prof Chapman said while tobacco companies had moved voluntarily list the contents of their products on their websites, they also noted undisclosed "processing aids ... that are not significantly present in, and do not functionally affect, the finished product".

    This catch-all term hid from public view an array of chemicals and other substances used in the making of tobacco products, he said.

    At least one cigarette brand sold in Greece was confirmed as using pig haemoglobin in its processes, Prof Chapman said, and the status of smokes sold was unknown.

    "If you're a smoker and you're of Islamic or Jewish faith then you'd probably would want to know and there is no way of finding out," Prof Chapman said.

    The Sydney office of British American Tobacco Australia was contacted by AAP.

    A spokeswoman said a comment would be provided although it was not immediately available.

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    Couldn't dream this up if u tried.

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    That's almost as silly as the problem McDonalds had with the beef fat flavoring in their french fries sold in India. Religion is such a clear demonstration of human stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    this has been mentioned elsewhere on TD , deserves it's own thread imho .........

    Cigarettes may contain pigs blood
    Excellent -- I'll start smoking!

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    Some bad news for the Jewish and Muslim smokers then.

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    University of Sydney Professor Simon Chapman points to recent Dutch research which identified 185 different industrial uses of a pig - including the use of its haemoglobin in cigarette filters.

    185 THINGS TO DO WITH A PIG; From bullets to bread and beer, tambourines to toothpaste. A new book reveals how just about everything in a pig has a use - apart from the squeal! - Free Online Library

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    That Indian couple who have banned construction workers from eating meat products on their Australian based contruction site must be having kittens with this news.

    No eating, no smoking...............I wonder if they will allow Durian eating?

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    sounds like the days of the mutiny

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    When I was at school ,my weekend job was at a Jewish Bakery in Hampstead.
    doing deliveries etc.
    Every morning a Rabbai came in and cracked dozens of eggs that were to be used that day.
    Any one with a speck of red in it was thrown into a bucket - non kosher- and when he left I was told to get rid of them .
    No problem !
    Straight into a Tupperware pot - lid on- and home !
    My Mum made lovely Quiche, egg custards, etc etc

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    Great news the silly fvckers will all go to hell then. pigtastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMoer View Post
    Couldn't dream this up if u tried.
    Had to check the date meself. Still a coupla days till April.

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    Pigarettes?
    Looks like the Muslim corner shop owners in Britain will have to stop selling them along with the alcohol and the porn they don't sell.
    Fucking hypocrits.

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    Developed first in 2005 under the assumption to work against halitosis I think.

    What a waste of time and raw material.


    (Btw: There a lot of additives in cigarettefilters. And if haemoglobine is in it most of the time it is not haemoglobine from pork, it is synthetic.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMoer View Post
    Couldn't dream this up if u tried.
    Its not April fools yet is it?

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    I wish they'd do a Vegemite flavour.

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