Novelty cigarettes

Novelty cigarettes or ‘puff cigarettes’ are banned in Australia.

About novelty cigarettes

Novelty cigarettes look like real cigarettes and often contain hydrated magnesium silicate, the primary ingredient in talcum powder. The smoker exhales on the cigarette, which releases hydrated magnesium silicate from the tip. This fine talcum powder appears to look like smoke rising from the fake cigarette.

Risks and injuries

Breathing in the hydrated magnesium silicate can lead to illness and damage to lungs.

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