Yes, cigarettes are addictive. They contain nicotine, which is an addictive compound found naturally in tobacco leaves. 

Although there are a variety of cigarette brands with different features available on the market, smokers should not assume that any of these features means that one cigarette is less addictive or less harmful than others.

However, alternatives to smoking exist—find out about our commonsense approach for public health and discover our portfolio of smoke-free products. They also contain nicotine, but represent a better choice than cigarettes.