then how is it that every time I am around it or my brother is around it we literally have trouble breathing and develop symptoms like you would if you were allergic to something. I've talked with my allergist about this and it isn't necessarily the tobacco but all the other nasty ingredients in cigarettes also.
It's the FSC junk. It's very false (so called) "Fire-Safe", crud snuck into all American-manufactured cigarettes, by law now. Very nasty, and sneaky, stuff. There still really aren't all that many people who even know about this. But this, FSC, has really happenned; just in recent years. Antis definitely did this to people on purpose- which, when you really think about it, says volumes. Big bummer. Criminal, really.
A sign of the times, though.