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The cigarette has a tip anointed with sulphur and phosphorus. Striking the tip against a rough pad on the side of the packet ignites the cigarette, which is reinforced with slivers of bamboo or tobacco leaf to stop it breaking. (Read
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|"cigarettes with built in matches were available in the 60's
(Bob Saunders 3/25/2005 9:56:38 AM)
|"'Decca' brand self lighting cigarettes were available in Britain in the mid - 1960's. They worked on the same principle as these Israeli smokes.
They were made in Glasgow, were not popular, and soon disappeared from the market."
(Michael Gardner 4/13/2005 4:11:06 PM)
|"I remember the Decca self lighting cigarettes from the 60s, the shop opposite my school used to sell them. It was a bit hit or miss lighting them, especially in damp conditions, and the taste of sulphur and phosphorous lingered until virtually the last puff. I seem to remember breaking off the end with the igniting blob and using matches towards the end of the packet."
( 7/10/2005 8:02:44 AM)
|"I've got an un-opened pack of 20 Decca self-lighting smokes,they are in good nick for the era,but i bet they are even more deadly than their modern counterparts!"
(Terry Deighton 8/19/2005 8:13:27 AM)
|"Will somebody get a picture or scan the packet.."
(john 9/15/2007 1:41:13 PM)
|"As a motorcyclist in the '60s
it was very useful to be able to light up behind the fairing whilst moving in traffic or blasting down the highway. I thought it was a great idea and bought them until they didn't sell them anymore"
(Cliff Denton 8/16/2009 5:20:52 AM)
|"what company made DECCA self lighting cigarettes?"
(rocco 6/11/2011 3:18:46 AM)
|"Yes I remember smoking deccas on the London underground in 1965. People watched with amazement when I struck the cigarette against side of pack"
(Mike 9/20/2013 12:39:19 PM)
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