Tob. Reporter, 2008, 135-7, p. 56, ISSN.0361-5693

Activated carbon-containing sorbent

SHUZHONG ZHUANG; FOURNIER J.A.; PAINE J.B.III
U.S. Patent 7,370,657 assigned to Philip Morris USA Inc., Richmond, Virginia, USA. An activated carbon-containing sorbent is capable of selectively removing one or more selected gaseous components from a gas. The activated carton-containing sorbent can be incorporated in a smoking article to remove one or more selected components from mainstream smoke. The activated carton-containing sorbent can be a composite including one or more molecular sieve materials. Methods of making the activated carbon-containing sorbent, cigarette filters and smoking articles including the activated carbon-containing sorbent, as well as methods for smoking a cigarette comprismg the activated carton-containing sorbent, are provided.