The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Honeycomb Cigarette

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Type of Enterprise informal program/project
Year the ngo or company was founded 2018
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Honeycomb cigarette name comes from the fabric Airmesh which looks like a honeycomb structure. The main objective of this project is effective filtration of carbonyls, other harmful and potentially harmful constituents in the mainstream of the cigarette and reduce the effects of passive smoking. Though there are several alternatives like E-cigarettes, filers, and herbal cigarettes the rate of smoke related diseases and deaths remains the same. The main issue that I see in here is that the consumers never get the satisfaction of smoking by using those products. Moreover any smoke related product is harmful to the lungs so we cant prevent it but can reduce the effects. So I wanted to modify the filter of an ordinary cigarette which is in the market. Ordinary cigarette has several harmful chemicals including Carbonyls, including formaldehyde and Acrolein. To make an effective filtration system I chose the combination of two fabrics namely Airmesh(Honeycomb structure) + Polyamide. After doing several researches about Activated charcoal I found its the ideal ingredient for this process. In present several companies are manufacturing cigarettes with activated charcoal but some people are afraid that during smoking the coal particles may diffuse to the lungs as there are small slits in the end of the cigarette filter. Inorder to make the filtration more effective I liquefied the Activated charcoal and infused the liquid portion to the polyamide layer and made tiny pelleted form and placed it in the Airmesh layer. To prevent the diffusing of the charcoal I placed the processed fabric in the two middle consecutive places thus the normal rigifoam of the cigarette retains in the outside (mouth side). This effective filtration system helps in the reduction of total particulate matter, tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide which is excessively emitted from the normal cigarettes.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Testing process of the smoke from the mainstream of Honeycomb cigarette is still on-going. Series of structural designs for the filter were tested and a reliable model was chosen. Initially single Activated charcoal infused composite fabric was bridged in the middle of the fabric and gave good results. Inorder to make the process more efficient the composite fabric was placed in two consecutive places keeping the normal rigifoam to the mouth end. This resulted in the reduced total particulate matter, tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide which is excessively emitted from the normal cigarettes. Normally filters of the cigarettes are non-biodegradable, in the Honeycomb cigarette the case is same but the charcoal part of the composite fabric can provide a positive effect on the environment. Smoking can't be completely stopped from the society but the rate of smoke related diseases and deaths can be controlled by reducing the harmful chemicals, carcinogens that are emitted from the mainstream of the cigarette. This also leads to the decreased rate of passive smoking health issues. Introduction of the cigarette to the local market in a low price makes the consumers to switch to this specific brand moreover spending more money and burning their selves to death. This also helps the consumers from switching to Bidi which is a tobacco alternative commonly used in rural area. Mostly consumers don't get the satisfactions of smoking by using products that are already present in the current market, so they again fall into the taste of ordinary cigarette. Honeycomb cigarette are made from ordinary cigarette with a modified filter to give a better satisfaction to the consumer.

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Sustainability and future plans

The key ingredients used in this process include Airmesh + Polyamide combined fabric, Activated charcoal made from coconut shell and normal cigarette(Goldleaf). The composite fabric (Airmesh + Polyamide) 1m costs Rs.260 LKR. From a 3 * 3 inch composite fabric you can make more than 10 cigarettes. The Srilankan price of a Goldleaf cigarette costs Rs.65 LKR. The price of the cigarette is increased recently due to addition of taxes. My intention is to provide Honeycomb cigarette to the srilankan market in a lower price range with collaboration with Ceylon Tobacco Cooperation. This may create a barrier among the existing cigarettes and people from switching to Bidi which is a tobacco alternative. As no any additional gadgets or filters are required to smoke the cigarette it gives the satisfaction to the consumer as an ordinary cigarette. This may result in the decreased smoke related diseases, deaths, passive effects and a sustainable growth in the company.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am a Graduate Bachelor of Science(Hons) Biotechnology at Nilai University of Malaysia. I am 25 years old energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task I undertake or situation that I am presented with. My Final year Research on Development of water resistant, moisture absorbent, chemical resistant and non-ignitable fabric.(2018). I received ISO 9865:1991(BundesmannRainshower Test) certification, ISO 811:1981 (Hydrostatic Pressure Test) certification and16 CFR 1610 (Flammability Test) certification. Patenting of my research is ongoing. I participated in the Entrepreneur challenge 2.0 organised by AIESEC Srilanka 2018. Past 6 months I am working on the project Honeycomb cigarettes and now its in the completion stage. In Srilanka the rate of smoke related diseases and deaths are getting higher, moreover due to the recent taxes posed on cigarettes people are switching to Bidi which is a tobacco alternative. Eventhough there are so many products as an alternative for cigarette in the market they are not completely safer to consume and the rate of consumption and deaths remain the same. This made me to make Honeycomb cigarettes which has the ability to reduce the health effects and effects of passive smoking.

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June 16, 2019 08:01

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
EKJ
edUnify

June 14, 2019 11:58

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 13, 2019 18:58

Hello

Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your project. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 12, 2019 07:07

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June 10, 2019 13:27

Hello

I have read through your idea. How do you plan to track trends in your market inorder to know your customer needs and apply those findings in your business?

With this information, i think you can always stay ahead of your competition and changing trends in the market.

Regards
Mother Care App
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June 9, 2019 13:46

Hi there, I have not seen your comments or votes on my idea today and i sincerely need your review please, i will appreciate it if you could take a quick look. thank you for your support. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 6, 2019 21:45

I think I should learn more and more about your project so as I can more experience at end of this session

It is great project keep it up, your at right place to the success

I voted for and I'll vote for your project all the time
Wish you all the best

June 6, 2019 20:33

Voted For you Again! Keep up.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

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Let us make a difference in the world!

June 6, 2019 10:28

hello dear
I went through your project and found it great and deserve to support it
I voted for you and hope you go through my idea and support it with a comment and vote vote for it
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June 6, 2019 00:01

hello dear
I went through your project and found it great and deserve to support it
I voted for you and hope you go through my idea and support it with a comment and vote vote for it
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June 6, 2019 00:01

hello dear
I went through your project and found it great and deserve to support it
I voted for you and hope you go through my idea and support it with a comment and vote vote for it
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June 5, 2019 23:21

Hi, i believe we can help each other grow by commenting and voting one another, you have a fantastic idea and i will love to vote for you. Although i have exhausted my time today, i can vote tomorrow if you leave a comment on my idea and vote. Thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 19:55

Hello

Congratulation nice project, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 5, 2019 14:08

Hi Dilan
I am happy to have read through your project. You have come from far. Now that you are dealing with an issue that is sensitive and bordering on ethical issues in most countries, you should outline how you have adhered to the ethical standards especially when you conduct tests on your product. You also need to have that line that declares that clients should smoke responsibly as many institutions prohibit the act while others reserve a smoking zone. All in all, ensure you stay sensitive with these matters. I wish you all the best, you have my vote already because your move is incredible,

Crochet Hub Africa
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13531

June 3, 2019 08:04

Hi,
Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14234/ to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

June 2, 2019 16:01

Excellent, Dilan, your idea is awesome and I voted for it. I am voter number 2 on your project.

Also, you can read, comment and vote for my idea here as I did yours at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

Good luck!

June 1, 2019 18:08

I must say that I am Impressed! truly amazing the way how you plan to accomplish that.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

May 28, 2019 18:41

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 28, 2019 16:54

Greetings,
Your project idea is so amazing!
I am so excited to share with you that my idea HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) was accepted under the Best Ideas competition category. Please support me by reading, commenting and voting at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15089/
Best,
Natasha Sichula
HERZ CEO

May 27, 2019 15:15

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
humanity is counting on you for change. Don't let go of the best is in front of you.
A lot of courage.

May 27, 2019 15:15

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
humanity is counting on you for change. Don't let go of the best is in front of you.
A lot of courage.

May 27, 2019 15:15

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
humanity is counting on you for change. Don't let go of the best is in front of you.
A lot of courage.

May 27, 2019 15:15

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
humanity is counting on you for change. Don't let go of the best is in front of you.
A lot of courage.

May 24, 2019 14:03

Hello Dilan,
This is so thoughtful of you. The people who are addicted can finally feel safer. Are the harmful substances reduced from both active and passive smokers?

Meanwhile, have you ever seen crochet shoes? Check my profile picture on the link below. Please remember to leave a comment about how you like them. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13531