Definition of filter tip in English:

filter tip


  • 1A filter attached to a cigarette for removing impurities from the inhaled smoke.

    • ‘This indicates that the filter tip has influenced the combustion of the tobacco column during smoking.’
    • ‘It feels like a real cigarette (well, a real plastic one) right down to its mock filter tip.’
    • ‘By that time I'd mastered the art of rolling a Dutch joint - fat and conical with a filter tip.’
    • ‘I have discovered to my distress and inconvenience, that nowhere in the Middle East do they sell Swan Slim Line filter tips.’
    • ‘It is no longer a big leaf, it is now in small pieces which are then eventually I think shredded before being wrapped in paper and having a filter tip put on the end.’
    • ‘Filter tips help to reduce nicotine and tar levels.’
    • ‘‘It's like a filter tip on a cigarette in that it might help a little bit,’ he said.’
    • ‘Tins and bottles are the main form of litter; old newspapers are burnt or put in the bin, and there are no filter tips on cigarettes yet, just stubbed out ends which are also put in the rubbish.’
    1. 1.1 A cigarette with a filter tip.
      • ‘Doctors linked smoking with ill-health in the 1930s and a cancer scare took hold in the 1950s but tobacco companies turned around sales by offering ‘safe’ low-tar and filter tip varieties, and with intensive advertising.’


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