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Why do smokers tap their unopened cigarette packs a few times before opening them?

Question #66233. Asked by Jubal.
Last updated Jun 05 2021.

AlexisM
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AlexisM

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To settle the tobacco. Some smokers tap the individual cigarettes also to acquire the same result, and in doing so, causes the cigarette to burn longer.

May 27 2006, 7:07 AM
karen01
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karen01

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They are also easier to light.

May 27 2006, 4:09 PM
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zbeckabee
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zbeckabee
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There are a myriad of reasons on the following link...beginning 1/3 of the way down the page...my favorite being: "The reason people tap cigarettes is because Humphrey Bogart did it."

link https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/straight-dope/Content?oid=890919

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jun 05 2021.
May 27 2006, 7:56 PM
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