Eco Cigarettes?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 14, 2009
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Nat Sherman Cigarettellos: Killing you Softly.

Is there a tradition of Mindfully Smoking?

For years I smoked the occasional Nat Sherman Cigarettello, the best cigarette on planet earth. They’re natural, meaning that though they’re obviously still awful for you, they don’t have chemical additives including one commonly used in other conventional brands that’s basically rat poison (seriously). Shermans have been around forever—Humphrey Bogart smoked ’em, as did FDR. Visiting their HQ display near the NYC Public Library was like visiting a shrine, for me. They’re dignified, they straighten you out and clear your mind. Perhaps it’s being mindful of the breath, but smoking has long been part of spiritual traditions (think: peace pipe).

And if you want to quit, but can’t, there’s no better way than getting these brown, sugar papered, long-smoking, filterless (smooth, don’t worry) rich-tobacco-smelling alternatives to The Man (Camel, Parliaments, they’re all owned by big multinational puppy-killers). Why? Because they’re enjoyable, fulfilling, take forever to smoke (because they’re natural, you can put ’em out after half, put ’em back in gorgeous box, relight ’em later on and they smell/taste fine). Before you know it, you’ll be smoking less, enjoying it more, and more mindfully. And before you know it, like me, you may not want to smoke anything, at all, anymore.

nat sherman eco cigarette natural

Cigarettellos Non-Filter Brown
The brand that started it all, Cigarettellos is a true “American Style” blend. This popular “nutty” and sweet smoke has become a signature style for all Nat Sherman cigarettes and continues to create loyal Nat Sherman smokers. An unfiltered 101mm Queen Size cigarette wrapped in brown maduro paper.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


9 Responses to “Eco Cigarettes?”

  1. Nature Deva says:

    Have you tried Organic Smooth Smoke? It's a 1 oz blend of 8 different organic herbs designed to help you quit smoking tobacco. Hemp rolling papers are included. Thousands of people have quit smoking using this method: To begin, roll a hemp paper with half loose organic tobacco & half with Organic Smooth Smoke. Then taper down the tobacco part and up the Smooth Smoke part until you are only smoking the herbal blend. It's a natural way to wean yourself off the nicotine addiction. Soon you will be done with smoking altogether. The herbal blend smells great, tastes great and is both calming & uplifting.

    Btw, it's the most popular selling product in Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary in Boulder. It's also found in many other locations and online:

  2. Sara Davison says:

    I have recently found that I no longer crave cigarettes after I switched to American Spirit full-flavors. I was a Camel smoker for a few yrs when I switched to American Spirits. I literally went through withdrawals from CAMELS because of all of the additives & chemicals. I would crave a Camel, even though I was still smoking a cigarette! It only proved to me how horrible and gross those Camels were.

    This has taken me about a year after the switch but I do not ever get the sense of urgency to have a smoke, take a smoke break and in fact I only enjoy one occasionally on a normal basis, maybe a few if I am having a few beers with friends. It's an amazing feeling to not care about smoking, when I previously would NEED a smoke break or was so in the habit of having a smoke on the drive to work. No more!

    I think Am.Spirit is owned by one of the big nasty brands, maybe Philip Morris? Although I am not happy about giving my money to those people, I know soon enough I will no longer be a customer. Suck on that Philip!

    Sara D

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  7. Efren Zigler says:

    now you can do it on your own lol

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