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Just thinking about smoking fags with filters, A lot of people got burnt when smoking in bed, when the hot end would fall off the filter and set the bed alight.
I am sure a few house fires were caused when the end of the fag dropped down the side of the cushion on the settee
Funny when I think...
We this for me has been interesting. Looking further it seems that cigarettes filters were originally made of cork, wrapped around the outside of the cigarette; cork tipped, and used to prevent tobacco flakes from getting on the smoker's tongue. Many are still patterned to look like cork. Craven...
Yes, I remember when you pulled the tip apart, it was made form crêpe paper rolled up.
Once I started work, I did move up a division to Park Drive plain. They used to stick to your lip in the cold weather.
As a schoolboy smoker, I recall tipped (filter) cigarettes being called “Cork Tip”. It tended to be the Irish lads who would say this. The printed patten on the tip certainly looked to resemble cork, so was there ever a time when the filter it was real cork?