According to the principle of the ethological experiment "Five Monkeys". This is a ritual that has long lost its practical meaning. The cigarettes were blown in this way so that the tobacco dust that had settled in the cardboard sleeve was blown into the tobacco mass at the end and did not go into the mouth. Now no one smokes a cigarette, if with tobacco. And if not with tobacco, then they are stuffed differently. But the ritual remained.
During storage of cigarettes, so-called "tobacco debris" may form inside the pack.
Small amounts of cut filler spill out and may get onto the filter of cigarettes.
In the case of a conventional filter, the crumbs may just stick to the filter. If the filter has a special "recessed" design, the crumb can get inside in a little more. In good expensive cigarettes, if properly stored and transported, no flakes should form.
“Concavity” :-) is called “air chamber” or “recessed” in English. This chamber is designed to cool down the smoke during smoking.
In addition, there is a type of filter called a "mouthpiece" or "holotube" in English. There is no acetate filler inside such a "filter". Just empty space (like cigarettes). Outside, as a rule, an image imitating a "cork" filter is applied. These are cheap filterless imitation filter cigarettes. It is in such cigarettes that "crumbling" is most often formed, and even during normal storage and transportation.
Conclusion: if you see a person "blowing" expensive cigarettes, then he used to smoke cheap ones :-)
To remove the tobacco that is there from the filter-mouthpiece. Comrade Butler, by the way, found another use for this filter.
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I didn't think that someday there would be such a question here. The usual thing - you open a pack, and there are crumbs in the mouthpiece of tobacco, so you blow it. It's always like this with me, because I carry the pack in my backpack pocket and it can shake up all day. I don't see anything strange here.
She's just accustomed to Belomor, that's why she blows. In Belomor, you can't breathe - the whole mouth is in makhorka.
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Many cigarettes have a filter mouthpiece (slight concavity), sometimes tobacco gets clogged into it, and I can assure you that the moment the tobacco hits the tongue is not very pleasant, therefore, we blow the filter before lighting a cigarette.
As a person who has been smoking for 9 years, I will explain why people do it. In some cigarettes (as in the picture), there is such a step filter into which, if the cigarettes are not carried correctly, small tobacco is clogged. Therefore, there is the so-called "Purge Ritual", there is also the "Tapping Ritual". When you take out a cigarette and knock on the pack with the filter, for the same purpose. Such things.
Many smokers have a habit of turning the first cigarette in a pack upside down. For good luck (well, or so that the mother does not burn (such a sign)). And because of this type of storage, some of the tobacco from an inverted cigarette is easier to get into a filter that is hollow inside (like most cigarettes) and which will actively climb into the mouth and cause discomfort to the smoker. So this tobacco is blown out of the filter.
In addition to archaic cigarettes, there are cigarettes with an "air" filter. The thing is disgusting, but lack of fish, as they say ... The principle is like a cigarette. This can lead to a habit.
In many filter cigarettes, it welcomes the concavity where tobacco often flies. That is why many people blow through the filter regardless of the presence or absence of concavity, just out of habit)