Smoking article with removably secured additional wrapper and packaging for smoking article

  • US 8,056,566 B2
  • Filed: 03/23/2010
  • Issued: 11/15/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for assembling a smoking article, comprising:

  • providing a tobacco column;

    surrounding the tobacco column with a first binder;

    surrounding the binder with a first removable wrapper layer as a first continuous sheet including a second binder, a first tobacco wrapper, and an adhesive, said second binder and said first tobacco wrapper being adhesively connected to each other by overlapping an end of the second binder with an end of the first tobacco wrapper to form an overlap at the overlapping ends with the second binder and the first tobacco wrapper extending from the overlap in opposite directions, and by applying the adhesive between the overlapping ends such that said first removable wrapper layer is the first continuous sheet, wrapping said first removable wrapper layer at least once around the first binder, said second binder decreasing the burn rate of the smoking article; and

    ,surrounding the first removable wrapper layer with at least one additional removable wrapper layer, each of said at least one additional removable wrapper layers being an additional continuous sheet including an additional binder, an additional removable tobacco wrapper, and an additional adhesive, said additional binder and said additional removable tobacco wrapper being adhesively connected to each other by overlapping an end of the additional binder with an end of the additional removable tobacco wrapper to form an overlap at the overlapping ends with the additional binder and the additional removable tobacco wrapper extending from the overlap in opposite directions, and by applying the additional adhesive between the overlapping ends such that said at least one additional removable wrapper layer is the additional continuous sheet, wrapping said additional wrapper layer non-adhesively a plurality of times around the first removable wrapper layer such that the additional removable tobacco wrapper is removably secured to the additional removable wrapper layer beneath the additional removable tobacco wrapper, said additional binder decreasing the burn rate of the smoking article.

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