Title:
Environmentally friendly cigarette replacement
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention is related to an environmentally friendly cigarette replacement, which is mainly made of the skin or mixture of skin and flesh from natural fruits, such as oranges—tangerines—Sunkist—lemons. After the dehydration, the material is added to cigarette manufacturing process to replace nicotine as the main ingredient in the cigarette replacement. It reduces the harm of smoking and maintains smoker's health. The product is easy to burn. When the cigarette replacement is burning, it releases natural fruit odor and eliminates bad odors of the environment. Besides, the fruit skin contains citric acid, vitamin P (hesperidin), vitamin C, Synephrine, and flavonoids that are beneficial to health in weight control, skin care and anti-aging.



Inventors:
Tzung, Wu-ming (Xinchuang Ctiy, TW)
Application Number:
11/514341
Publication Date:
03/06/2008
Filing Date:
09/01/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
162/139
International Classes:
A24D1/02
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Primary Examiner:
LOPEZ, CARLOS N
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. An environmentally friendly cigarette replacement is mainly made of the skin or mixture of skin and flesh from natural fruits, which first is subject to dehydration, then followed by general cigarette procedures, lining, blending, processing, cutting, drying, flavoring, expansion, packaging and finishing to the cigarette replacement end products.

2. As described in claim 1 for an environmentally friendly cigarette replacement, the natural fruits include oranges, tangerines, Sunkist and lemons etc.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The invention is related to a non-traditional environmentally friendly cigarette replacement. Especially, it means the cigarette replacement made of recyclable and environmentally friendly dehydrated fruit skin or mixture of fruit skin and fruit flesh from one or more than one natural fruits to replace tobacco leaves. Further, when the cigarette replacement is burning, it is not hazardous to the smoker or other people around, and it also releases fruit odor to improve environment smell.

2. Description of the Prior Art

Although smoking ban is being implemented in the world, it does not eliminate root cause. Hazards caused by smoking still exist in our environment. There has not been a real cigarette replacement. Current cigarette replacement merely has less nicotine or tar.

If the smoker is in a closed environment, other people cannot avoid breathing in second-hand smoke. Smoking is the main cause to interior air pollution. Second-hand smoke can cause disease and death, so we have to be careful.

However, most smokers would not be very determined to quit smoking. They would probably reduce cigarette use every month or every day. In this way, the smoker only gets reduced intake of hazardous materials like nicotine and tar, but would not be able to eliminate addiction entirely.

In view of this, the inventor was eager to prevent the hazards to smokers caused by nicotine and tar and realized that the most effective means would be using reduced amount of tobacco leaves or replacement material instead of tobacco leaves. Thus, the smoker does not need to quit the habit of smoking, while has reduced harm to health. This is a means with many advantages. In fact, how to achieve the objective with lower cost is the key to the invention.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The main objective of the invention is to provide an environmentally friendly cigarette replacement that is made of recyclable and environmentally friendly dehydrated fruit skin or mixture of fruit skin and fruit flesh from one or more than one natural fruits such as oranges, tangerines, Sunkist, lemons to replace tobacco leaves. After the dehydration by baking or sun exposure, the material goes to yarn cutting to replace nicotine as the main ingredient in the cigarette replacement. When the cigarette replacement is burning, it releases natural fruit odor and it does not harm health. On the other hand, the natural ingredients like citric acid, vitamin P (Hesperidin), vitamin C, Synephrine, flavonoids are beneficial to health in weight reduction, skin care and whitening, promoting metabolism and anti-aging.

To allow patent examiners to further understand the principle, objective and effect for the invention, detailed description is given with the following embodiment.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The invention is related to an environmentally friendly cigarette replacement, which is mainly made of fruit skin or mixture of fruit skin and fruit flesh from one or more than one natural fruits such as oranges, tangerines, Sunkist, lemons. They are popular fruits grown in Taiwan with oversupply sometimes. They are economical because they can be obtained easily with low cost.

Besides, the extracts from the skins of oranges, tangerines, Sunkist and lemons contain Synephrine, Citric acid, flavonoids (Hesperidine flavonoids) etc. are usually used as one of the raw materials for aromatherapy oils (tangerine oils can relieve pressure, promote spirit and stabilize emotion). It is also proved by biologists that such extracts are natural food that can increase feel of fullness, promote metabolism, boost strength and spirit as well as reduce fat and cholesterols and resist oxidation.

The skin or mixture of skin and flesh from natural fruits is subject to dehydration, like baking or sun exposure, or high-pressure evaporation. The pretreatment is followed by general cigarette procedures, lining, blending, processing, cutting, drying, flavoring, expansions, packaging and finishing to the cigarette replacement end products.

The cigarette replacement made of ingredients from natural fruits not only satisfies the addiction of smokers but also reduces hazards to smokers and surrounding people. It also releases sweet fruit odor. It is really an excellent replacement for cigarettes.

Besides, previously mentioned fruit skin, flesh or mixture of both can be used as raw materials for this environmentally friendly cigarette replacement. The product can be made for different burning effect and releasing odor according to user's preference. It is a very good example that all material is used effectively.

In summary, the environmentally friendly cigarette replacement for the invention uses fruit skin, flesh or mixture of both to replace tobacco leaves that contain toxic nicotine as the main ingredient for cigarette replacement. It is not only low cost but also meets environment requirements. The cigarette replacement releases attractive odor while it is burning. It does not harm health. Instead, it is beneficial to health. It is certainly an excellent replacement for cigarettes.

The above description does not tend to limit the application of the invention. Any modification with the same principle shall be covered by the claims of the invention.