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They Are Always Smoking in 'Peaky Blinders,' but Are They Real Cigarettes?


If you're a fan of the hit Netflix show Peaky Blinders, then you know a lot of the characters, especially Thomas Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) are always smoking. That said, it's hard not to wonder whether or not they're actually smoking cigarettes. So, what are they smoking in Peaky Blinders? We investigated! Scroll down to see what we found out.

What are they smoking in 'Peaky Blinders'?

So it turns out, they're not actually smoking real tobacco cigarettes in the show, so no need to fret. In a previous interview, Helen McCrory (who plays Aunt Polly in the film) revealed that they actually use herbal cigarettes.

"They use herbal tobacco which has no nicotine and tastes horrible," the actress revealed to the Mirror. "They’re the same type they smoke in theatre productions."