Will cigarettes be ever safe for health? The tobacco industry spends a lot of money for achieving this goal, but the result will probably not please smokers.

For tobacco empires the creation cigarettes causing no lung cancer, has become something like a search of the Holy Grail. In recent years, the authorities in most developed countries have introduced such tight restrictions against smoking and smokers that profitable companies are faced with an unprecedented sales decrease.

And they began to invest great sums in the development of “safer” cigarettes with “reduced content of toxins.”

The tobacco industry possesses enough funds in order to develop further and there could cost nothing to attract the best scientists to the laboratory. For example, the vast scientific corps of British American Tobacco (BAT) are located in the surrounding area of the English Southampton.

Scientists work dressed in white coats in the local laboratories, drowning in tobacco smoke, and liquid nicotine.

They insert the tubes with these harmful fumes into the throat of smokers- robots to achieve that mix that would bring minimum harm to human health.

A filter for cigarettes has become the first revolutionary invention, after the installation of which, tobacco sales increased to huge sums only in a year. But the filters are made from asbestos, and inhalation of the substance into the lungs, if put it lightly, is not good.

In the 1970s the filter was improved by having done tiny holes with the help of laser in the paper, which should have mixed smoke with fresh air, and thus reducing the amount of toxins.

Filter ventilation in theory looked wonderful, but in practice, most smokers simply closed these holes with lips and fingers, continuing to absorb pure poison.

All other improvements made cigarettes a little less hazardous. As experts exactly note, over the past 30 years, smoking has become the equivalent of not falling from the 14th floor, as before, but from the 10th, which, however, still ends with death.

The present hope of the industry is RTP technology (reduced toxicant prototype – a prototype with reduced toxins content). Tobacco undergoes special processing, and then is mixed with seaweed and chalk in order to absorb the most of the toxins.

However, so far the first clinical trials have dent enthusiasm of the creators – not everything goes as planned. And most importantly, whether there would be demanded modified cigarettes by the “army” of smokers who have become already accustomed to a particular taste and sensation?