Product Type: Silk Cut in Tobacco
Newest Review: ... reducing the amount of tobacco that I was inhaling. Ever since trying Silk Cut, I have sticked with this brand, as they taste just... more
Light Up, Inhale, Wimp Out
Member Name: assethound
Date: 11/05/01, updated on 11/05/01 (6816 review reads)
Advantages: Aimed at women, Sanitised version of smoking
Disadvantages: Aimed at women, Unhealthy, Expensive
Smoking Silk Cut can be surprisingly economical, although they are one of the premium priced brands.
I smoked Silk Cut for most of my smoking life, after an initail skirmish with Marlboro (the pack looked cool, but I could never talk after a night out).
Quite simply put: get your fags out and offer them round, and most smokers will turn their noses up in disgust rather than take one.
The few people who took me up on my offer (apart from my fellow girlies who also smoked the purple poison) ripped the filter off, explaining that:
"Last time I tried to take a drag on one of these I nearly gave meself a hernia trying to get a hit off it"
In fact the benefit for me of Silk Cut was that the tobacco doesn't taste of much at all.
Silk Cut and Silk Cut Ultra are more of a poseurs prop than a real cigarette, although they will give you cancer just the same - after all it isn't just the tar that gets you, each cigarette contains hundreds of different chemicals all of which contribute to smoking related illnesses.
I wouldn't recommend Silk Cut if you are trying to cut down or stop smoking - they offer a sanitised version of smoking that will keep you hooked, and most people end up inhaling deeper off low tar cigarettes, especially the Ultra low variety, in order to get a hit of nicotine.
In short Silk Cut are very much a cigarette aimed at the young female part of the market, with the pack colours of white and purple and the Silk part of the name part of the ploy.
You can be the judge of whether this is a victory for feminism or a cynical move on the part of manufacturers to gain new markets.