Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 10:51:53 -0400 From: bates Subject: Re: Cigarette brands. Help, please! Natalie: I suspect you are right about the overall popularity of "lite" brands of cigarettes (not just Marlboros). Interestingly enough, my doctor, a former smoker himself, dissuaded me from using the "lite" brands by telling me he had analyzed the contents of some lites and discovered they contained a significant quantity of cocoa leaves, which are more toxic than tobacco. He suspects the leaves are added to compensate for the loss of flavor from "lite-ning" the cigs. jmiller