PLEASURE WARNING: Smoking is addictive; once you feel the pleasure you may never want to stop.
Pros: Full yet mild flavor. Lots of smoke for every puff. Nice menthol feel.
Cons: None at this time.
Number of Salem 100's smoked prior to review: 20 packs.
Salem cigarettes have been around for a long time and I can see and feel why. The smoke is full bodied with a refreshing taste. Taking a big puff and inhaling fully feels like you're breathing fresh mountain air. It's an all white cigarette which is rare for a full flavor.
Salem 100's are high tar cigarettes (last published numbers 17mg 'tar' 1.4 mg. nicotine) without Diammonium Phosphate and Ammonium Hydroxide added to increase nicotine absorption. That means you can take more puffs, inhale deeper and hold it in longer before getting your fill of nicotine. That just means more smoking pleasure for you and your lungs. Make sure you cover the filter ventilation holes halfway up the filter for added smoke.
I really enjoy Salem 100's and I think you will too. It's a lot different than my normal cigarette, Marlboro Smooth 100's, but a difference to be appreciated. I find that Salem cigarettes seem to give my lungs more of a workout, leaving them more satisfied by the end of the day than Marlboro Smooth.
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