Definition of filter tip in English:

filter tip

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  • 1A filter attached to a cigarette for removing impurities from the inhaled smoke.
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    • ‘It's like a filter tip on a cigarette in that it might help a little bit,’ he said.
    • It feels like a real cigarette (well, a real plastic one) right down to its mock filter tip.
    • 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.
  • 1.1A cigarette with a filter tip.
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    • 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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  • And later this month BBC2 airs a satirical American documentary called The Last Cigarette, which intercuts footage of the congressional hearings with innocent ads from the 1950s extolling the health benefits of filter-tipped ciggies.
  • ‘Perhaps,’ he continued, ‘every January 11 th - the anniversary of the Surgeon General's original 1964 report on smoking - we should all light up, giving a filter-tipped finger, as it were, to a health-obsessed government.’
  • At the beginning of the 1950s, filter-tipped brands occupied 1 percent of the cigarette market.

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