Cheese-Filtered Cigarettes

We've previously posted about "cheese candy", which was the invention of Wisconsin lumberman Stuart Stebbings. Another of his inventions was cheese-filtered cigarettes. He was, apparently, a man driven to find new uses for cheese.



Lab tests demonstrated that a cheese filter could remove 90 percent of the tar in cigarettes. A hard cheese worked best, such as Parmesan, Romano, or Swiss. Although an aged cheddar could also be used. Or even a blend of cheeses.

In 1966, Stebbings was granted Patent No. 3,234,948. But as far as I know, his cheese-filtered cigarettes never made it to market.

Mason City Globe-Gazette - Feb 8, 1960

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jan 03, 2021
     Category: Food | Inventions | Smoking and Tobacco | 1960s





Comments
And no one thought of a bacon flavored tobacco to go with that?
Posted by KDP on 01/03/21 at 10:03 AM
Professor Lardy?
Posted by ges on 01/03/21 at 02:16 PM
I don't see why we need alternative uses for cheese at all. Cheese, Gromit!
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/09/21 at 07:03 AM
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