RAW was a project that came to mind after smoking a pack of additive free cigarettes in 1993. The thought was, if they can make an additive free cigarette, can they wrap it in an additive free paper? There are many rumors about gunpowder rings and strange additives in conventional mass-marketed cigarette paper, these additives could actually increase carbon monoxide We became determined to produce and market the purest cigarette rolling papers possible.
They say "the devil lies in the details", and now that we had an idea the problem was how do we bring this idea to fruition. It took years of research and development (and many failed attempts) until we finally produced the first pack of what would later become known as RAW. We sent out hundreds of packs for testing by smokers and received extremely positive reviews. A few older smokers that had been rolling their own for many years mentioned that they felt our papers made their cigarettes 'taste different'. This was something that took us a long time to figure out the cause of. After analysis, we beleived that our papers didn't taste 'different' but rather these smokers were so used to the taste of certain chemicals (such as chlorine) or other results from the total whitening process in their cigarettes that when these chemicals and additives were reduced, they 'missed' the taste! We proved this point to ourselves by conducting tests with specially designed tobacco pipes. The pipes were made out of labglass to be sure that they would not add any flavor to the smoking experience. Our determination was that RAW papers are so natural and pure that smoking a cigarette rolled in RAW is parallel in taste to smoking through a pipe, whereas using conventional cigarette paper presented the added 'taste' of the added level of total whitening (even if natural) or any possible chemicals and additives used in their processing.
We later designed a watermark that accented the burn qualities of the paper and helped to prevent uneven burning. The unique criss-cross HBI watermark is another proprietary technique we used to accent our papers and help deliver a smooth, even burn. We are very confident that you will find RAW to be the best cigarette paper you have ever used. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with our product then please contact us and we will exchange it for packs of one of our other products.
Disclaimer: Smoking is very dangerous to your health. Smoking in chlorine free or additive free papers has not been proven to be less carcinogenous than other papers or devices. Unbleached in this product means not whitened with chlorine. RAW may be partially lightened in color from sunlight or oxygen. RAW is a trademark of BBK/HBI. The thin, translucent brown RAW paper is protected by various intellectual property protections including pending or issued patents 29/25824, 29/261575, EU N° 000607841 and color/design related trademarks etc..Unfortunately our competitors are always desperately trying to copy our ideas & inventions….
Anything else is a RAWnabee.