ATM brands have created much hype in the local and international tobacco industry. Market research has the ATM Team bringing about fresh and quality guaranteed products that appeal to people of all sectors of the market.
Prices are bench marked to our government’s minimum pricing stipulation and at the same time these brands are made affordable to all, ensuring that the traders and the end users are in a “win-win” situation.
Tobacco is grown in over 30 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Greece, Italy, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Spain, Turkey and Zimbabwe.
The three most commonly used tobacco types are Virginia (or 'flue-cured'), burley and oriental.
tobacco is often referred to as 'bright tobacco' because of the golden-yellow to deep-orange color it reaches during curing. Virginia tobacco is cured in heated barns (thus the name flue-cured). The curing process takes a week. Virginia tobacco has a light, bright aroma and taste.
Burley tobacco is light to dark brown in color. Burley tobacco is air-cured in barns. During the long curing process, which takes up to two months, the tobacco loses most of its natural sugars, and develops a strong, almost cigar-like taste.
Oriental tobacco is highly aromatic. It has small leaves, which are harvested leaf by leaf, much like Virginia tobacco, and sun-cured in the open air.
Cigarette styles are characterized by their tobacco blend. Two of the most common cigarette styles are blended and Virginia.
Blended cigarettes typically use the three main tobacco varieties: Virginia, burley and oriental. Normally, blended cigarettes have added ingredients to replace the sugars lost during the curing of burley tobacco and to provide the distinctive tobacco flavor and aroma of each cigarette brand.
Virginia cigarettes are primarily composed of Virginia tobacco. Some Virginia blends, called modified Virginia blends, contain small amounts of burley and/or oriental tobaccos. Virginia blends typically do not use flavor ingredients. However, Virginia blends do use ingredients as processing aids.
Other types of cigarettes include cigarettes made from dark or air-cured tobaccos, oriental tobacco cigarettes and kreteks, which contain cloves and are the most popular style of cigarette in Indonesia.
Smoking causes serious disease and is addictive.
More than 5,000 chemicals -- or smoke constituents – are formed when tobacco is burned. More than 100 of these smoke constituents have been identified by public health authorities as causes or potential causes of smoking related diseases, including cardiovascular disease (heart disease), lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema, chronic bronchitis). Smokers are far more likely to become sick with one of these diseases than non-smokers. In addition, smoking is addictive, and it can be very difficult to stop smoking.
There are a broad variety of conventional combustible cigarette brands available on the market with varying features (style of the cigarettes, taste, tar or nicotine yields etc.). Smokers should not assume that any of these features means that one cigarette is less harmful or addictive than another.
For more detailed information about what scientific and public health organizations are saying about the health effects of smoking, please refer to the links on the right of this page.