COHIBA CLEARED TO BE SOLD IN BRAZIL


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COHIBA CLEARED TO BE SOLD IN BRAZIL

 Alexandre Avellar

In the past few days in Brazil there have been discussions about the future of the Cohiba brand in the country. It all started due to ANVISA (Brazilian regulatory agency for food, drugs and tobacco, and other products) recently barring sales of the brand’s cigars. The agency had detected the presence of formic acid in Cohiba samples, and any substance added to tobacco products is forbidden in the country.

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2 hours ago, MD Puffer said:

Formic acid?  I thought it was too much vitamin C that was the reason they banned them. 

Yeah, this article says sorbic acid, prez may have accidentally put on formic, previous reports stated ascorbic. Something is lost in translation. I think sorbic makes the most sense.

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Formic acid? Don't tell Smithy ? That would validate his claim of crushed ants flavour in a cigar! Sorry Smithy, can't ever let you live that one down!

I think Sorbic acid sounds right too. Used as a food preservative and mould preventative and occurs naturally in rowanberries. Ascorbic acid - I don't think tobacco has high Vitamin C content. And formic acid would just be plain nasty.

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They must have tested the 2008 release....

Sorbic acid, or 2,4-hexadienoic acid, is a natural organic compound used as a food preservative. It has the chemical formula CH3(CH)4CO2H. It is a colourless solid that is slightly soluble in water and sublimes readily

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