The cessation and detoxification effect of tea filters on cigarette smoke

Jing Qi Yan, Xiao Jing Di, Cai Yi Liu, Hui Min Zhang, Xiou Qin Huang, Jun Jing Zhang, Yan Zhao, Long Ze Zhang, Yan Zhong Chang, Yong Lin Liang, Ran Tao, Bao Lu Zhao

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To treat tobacco addiction, a tea filter was developed and studied for smoking cessation. This work reports the smoking cessation effect of tea when it was used as a component of cigarette filters. In one trial it was found that after using the tea filters for 2 months, the volunteer smokers decreased their cigarette consumption by 56.5%, and 31.7% of them stopped smoking. This work identified a new method and material, tea filter and theanine, which inhibit tobacco and nicotine addiction and provide an effective strategy for treating tobacco addiction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-541
Number of pages9
JournalScience China Life Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cigarette cessation
  • Cigarette smoking addiction
  • Dopamine
  • Free radical
  • Nicotine acetylcholine receptor (nAChR)
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Public health
  • Tea filter
  • Theanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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