Cigarettes May Contain Pigs Blood

Pigs Smoking?The Daily Telegraph reports:

Cigarettes may contain traces of pig’s blood, an Australian academic says with a warning that religious groups could find its undisclosed presence “very offensive”.

University of Sydney Professor Simon Chapman points to recent Dutch research which identified 185 different industrial uses of a pig — including the use of its hemoglobin in cigarette filters.

Prof Chapman said the research offered an insight into the otherwise secretive world of cigarette manufacture, and it was likely to raise concerns for devout Muslims and Jews. Religious texts at the core of both of these faiths specifically ban the consumption of pork.

“I think that there would be some particularly devout groups who would find the idea that there were pig products in cigarettes to be very offensive,” Prof Chapman said.

“The Jewish community certainly takes these matters extremely seriously and the Islamic community certainly do as well, as would many vegetarians.

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7 Comments on "Cigarettes May Contain Pigs Blood"

  1. I believe tobacco is considered haram in Islam so why exactly would devout Muslims be smoking to begin with?

  2. cigarette smokers might be pissed off as well. But it won't stop them

  3. Word Eater | Mar 31, 2010 at 11:15 am |

    The flame, it purifies.

    No problems.

  4. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 3, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    Smoke a pig today……..smothered in BarbyBQ sauce….

    • we are not here to fight on each other comment's? if this is true we really have to either stop or find the other way for the addicted smoker's?

  5. we are not here to fight on each other comment’s? if this is true we really have to either stop or find the other way for the addicted smoker’s?

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