How our activated charcoal filter tips work
What is activated charcoal?
Charcoal is carbon. Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms.
Through these special manufacturing techniques, just one gram of activated charcoal has the surface area of a passenger plane. This makes it incredibly useful in filtering and absorbing substances.
How does it improve the smoothness of smoke?
Activated Charcoal filters out a significant amount of carbonyl compounds and inorganic substances (all of which have no positive effects on the smoking experience and are just a byproduct of burning any organic substance). As a result, the smoke you inhale will be cooler and smoother on your airways.
How does it improve the taste?
Many of these smoking constituents that are filtered out posses a unpleasant "burnt" taste that tarnishes the natural tastes of your smoke. As a result, the terpene profile of your smoke will be improved.
How does it do all of this without filtering out the desired substances in smoke?
The carbonyl compounds of smoke are much larger and prevalent than the small psychoactive molecules. Therefore, the vast majority of desired molecules pass through unfiltered. To understand this a little better, imagine activated charcoal as the water in water pipes. Smoke that passes through water does not have it's potency reduced, rather all that occurs is, the smoke becomes cooler and smoother to inhale.