I used to think that cigarettes which had holes in the filter were the low tar variety. I recently put two and two together and realised that to adhere to the UK's legal tar limit of 12mg that so called high tar cigarettes must have holes in the filter. I've checked this idea out on Sovereign (10mg) and B&H (about the same) and found that they have very tiny ventilation holes which are hardly noticeable. I was just wondering if this is the case for all 12mg cigarettes which must be because you used to get cigarettes with 32mg of tar. I need a full flavoured cigarette which takes in no air, otherwise I get very little feeling on my throat. What does anyone know about this and where can I find cigarettes which have tar values above 12 and as high as the values of yesteryear? (name country if applicable)
I am also unhappy about all these ingredient changes to reduce tar content, they are ruining the flavour of cigarettes and have lowered my interest in smoking.