Patent Number: 6,637,439

Title: Tobacco smoking mixture for smoking articles such as cigarettes

Abstract: A tobacco smoking mixture is provided that includes tobacco and at least one inorganic particulate material. The at least one inorganic particulate material is effective to reduce the temperature of a burning portion of the tobacco smoking mixture upon combustion/pyrolysis thereof. The at least one inorganic particulate material can be an inorganic carbonate, an inorganic hydrate, an inorganic oxide, an inorganic phosphate, a carbon material or combinations thereof.

Inventors: Hajaligol; Mohammad R. (Midlothian, VA), Lilly, Jr.; A. Clifton (Chesterfield, VA)

Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated

International Classification: A24B 15/28 (20060101); A24B 15/00 (20060101); A24B 015/10 (); A24B 015/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2011