Permanent Cigarette Filter System

Permanent Cigarette Filter System


  • The cigarette holder that Hunter S. Thompson made famous!

  • Classic styling and amazing efficiency

  • Our most affordable filter ever; costs less than a penny per cigarette over time

  • Extremely easy to clean and re-use

  • Both the clear and black mouthpieces are included with the Permanent Cigarette Filter System.

  • Permanent metal filter should be cleaned after 7-20 cigarettes, depending on cigarette tar content and smoking technique.

  • Optional cleaning brushes available.

I don't see how anybody could possibly smoke without them, when you see the scum that piles up in there.

Hunter S. Thompson

Permanent Filter
$4.99
Permanent Filter Starter Kit
$13.49
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Description

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It's Reusable!

We call it the "Permanent" filter because, well, its extremely durable, easy to clean and will last for a long time. The TarGard Permanent Cigarette Filter is the original cigarette filter that launched TarGard back in 1963. Still, to this day, the TarGard Permanent Filter is the only reusable cigarette filter available.

The Permanent Filter System comes complete with each of the following:

  • 1 Metal Filter Insert
  • 1 Black O-Ring
  • 1 Clear Mouthpiece
  • 1 Black Mouthpiece

The Permanent Filter System Starter Kit comes complete with each of the following:

  • 3 Complete Permanent Filter Systems
  • 2 Cleaning Brushes

It's Easy to Clean

Cleaning the TarGard Permanent Filter only takes a few seconds. We also provide cleaning instructions with a few tips that customers have passed along to us over the years. Even though it's easy to clean, it may not always be convenient to. That's why most customers prefer to keep two or three of them on hand so that when you aren't at home you can use a backup filter until you can clean it.

Tar Holding Capacity

This filter has similar tar holding capacity as our Original Cigarette Filter. Some smokers can smoke a full pack of cigarettes through it without it needing to be cleaned. However, this will vary for each smoker depending on how hard you draw the smoke and which brand of cigarettes you smoke. We've heard that average customers can get between 10 and 15 cigarettes between cleanings.

Hunter S. Thompson made it Famous

We were very fortunate to have Hunter S. Thompson as one of our most loyal customers. He always kept several cleaned Permanent Cigarette Filter Systems on hand so he could make sure he never had to smoke without one. He was quite vocal about the effectiveness of TarGard filters and was a very gracious brand steward for TarGard. He's missed by many.

Each year we honor his memory by holding our Hunter S. Thompson Look-Alike Contest. View previous year's contest winners and participants.

Reviews

Customer Reviews 19 item(s)

best filter on the market
Review by AnotherDamnedFreak
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I used the disposables for quite a bit and finally went with the permanent filter. Its well made, even trimming my 100 filters back it takes about a half a pack before it needs to be cleaned and it feels better between the teeth then the disposables. After using the permanent system I doubt I'll ever use disposables except while hiking or out binge drinking.
. I can't depart with this one! Do yourself a favor and pick at least one up today. (Posted on 7/1/2014)
Very good filter .
Review by Melissa
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I like it a lot and it takes out a lot.I clean it around every few cigarettes.It is so much better than the disposable ones.Thost get clogged and have to take a pin and poke in hole and blow thorough the mouth piece with the disposable ones to clear it. (Posted on 5/8/2014)
Best smoking tool since lighters
Review by Kyle
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Best thing I have ever used. I can actually feel my lungs getting cleaner as I use these. And when I lost my first one I could feel how damaging a single cigarette is without them. So now I am currently waiting for my next TWO filters to arrive so if I lose one, I will have a spare at hand to avoid the tar from attacking again. It's also cool that the great Hunter S. Thompson was a spokesperson for this company. Goes to show just how smart he was to back up a great company such as this. (Posted on 4/14/2014)
Hate smoking without it!
Review by Jesse
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I just discovered the Targard filters and I wish I found them 17 years ago when I started smoking. The amount of gunk removed from my smokes is incredible! I even smoke less now that I use Targard. I used to smoke a pack a day and now I smoke a little less.
The permanent system is definitely the way to go as far as value. The filter is super easy to clean and replacement parts are way cheap! I now keep spare mouth pieces, metal insert and o rings should I ever need one. I never want to be without my Targard! (Posted on 4/1/2014)
If only they had a round opening like a normal cigarette.
Review by Tink
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I like how well it filters, there's no denying how great they work. I love that part of it. It's the flattened opening that I can't get used to. I'd be a repeat customer if they had a round opening like the normal shape of a cigarette. (Posted on 7/4/2013)
F#$%ing awesome product
Review by Justin Gonzo R
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Well here it is ive been using these permanent filters for about 5 years now and I gotta say BEST DARN PRODUCT EVER !!!!!!!! . I bought many throughout the years seeing that they are small and I do keep mine in my cigarette packs so there you go I loose them often But with the price that these cost WOW and the craftsmanship in those filters I say if youre smoking you gotta be crazy not to be using one of these See I lost mine again and now I purchased another two of them Right now im smoking without them while im waiting for my new ones to arrive and yes folks my lungs are crying . Now the technical part of these lung savers They are superbly well made the plastic on them are very durable if you chew on the ends of your filter it should last you a while and if they do get damaged you can easily replace them again it is cheap Secondly the filter system itself is a marvel of engineering you will be amazed at how much tar comes out of that filter from your cigarettes I could not believe it the first time I started using them utter amazement and still amazed Yes if you do haul hard on your smoke it will produce more tar you do have to clean them frequently to me it is a very small peeve and I get satisfaction in knowing it is in the filter and not in my lungs Price wise look people if youre gona spend 10 to 15$ a pack average one a day that's about how much I spend well whats say 6 $ for this filter that will last you YEARS yes I know because I had one for 3 years until I lost it I have absolutley no problems with paying for one or many of these without questions The reason I was looking to buy one of these is because I knew that smoking isn't good for you so I started looking on the web for some kind of filter I could use on my cigarette I hated the throw away ones so I was looking for permanent ones and BOOM TARGARD pops up I was looking at all the advantages of this thing and I thaught wow I gota get me one of these Best choice I ever made I no longer hack at night no longer spit breathing better all around better why would you not want one of these THANK YOU TARGARD and also it DOES NOT cut the taste of your smoke unlike the other brands of throw away filters (Posted on 5/8/2013)
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Review by Mike
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its nots bad
Review by smokaholic
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i recieved mine in the mail and i smoked 3 cigarettes out of it and already had to clean it. but it does trap alot of tar. (Posted on 4/11/2013)
it works like a charm!!
Review by kapooya zk
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The permanent filter removes a lot of tar compare to other filters, this is the one to go. thank you targard. (Posted on 3/26/2013)
Awsome
Review by Nick
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Awsome, works great :D (Posted on 3/22/2013)
Never leave home without it
Review by Dr. Gonzo II
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These things are just all around awesome. Great Price, Great System, And awesome Spokesman.
I am convinced that these filters are what kept hunter's lungs lungs in good enough shape for him to survive until he was assassinated (sorry, I meant "killed himself")
and just like after everyone else, once I saw how much tar I was cutting out of my diet I was hooked for life.
And even though I know that these filter out a lot of the nutritional value from my ciggarettes, I have found that I can supplament the loss with a steady diet of Rum and Grapefruit.


Targard.......JUST DO IT
Your lungs with thank you (Posted on 3/18/2013)
good product
Review by chris
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I got one last year because if it worked for Hunter S Thompson its at least worth a try. L loved it, it really makes you feel better about your bad habits if you can at least take a little bit of the death out of you cigarette. However they are defiantly easy to lose, I was on vacation and lost it on a kayaking trip, that was defiantly the low point of my vacation. One unmentioned perk if your are in and out of or around water a lot i helps keep your cigarettes dry when you hands are wet. (Posted on 3/17/2013)
excelent product
Review by pl
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works well- no more morning hack (Posted on 2/5/2013)
They're okay.
Review by Kevin
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First, they are only good for 3 cigarettes. I was told I would be able to get 10 between cleanings since I draw hard. But even my mom only gets 3 cigarettes between cleanings. And we both smoke lights. Price was great because they are reusable. Value is average because they are reusable but have to clean them too often. Quality seems good. I've been using them a month and still tight and haven't had to replace the o-ring yet. And that's with all the removing because of the constant cleaning.

They do trap a lot of gunk and seem to do what it advertises. Whether it actually prevents you from breathing in more crud or not can never be tested. So I say to buy them. But purchase at least 4 tips in clear and 4 of the perm filters. That way while driving or cleaning you'll have enough on hand. I bought 3 of each for myself and my mom with the o-rings and cleaning kit and the price was still great.

Do i feel any better or worse after a month? Not really but I wouldn't smoke without the filter still. No reason not to especially if all that junk would end up in my lungs. As for cleaning, it's very very simple. Skip the cleaning kit on here. All I do is rip a t.p. square in half, fold it and then fold it again. I wipe of the filter and then roll it into a cone to wipe out the mouth piece. And that's it. After using it all day and wiping it clean after 3 smokes I put it in water with a drop of dish soap. In the morning I run a pipe cleaner through the filter top holes and use a tooth brush kept in alcohol to get into the slit and scrub around the o-ring. Then I use the pipe cleaner and run it through the mouth piece. Then I double up an inch of it and run it through the neck of the mouth piece and then I make it fat enough to clean the big opening. Half a pipe cleaner works for the whole unit. Rinse and dry. If you listened to me and bought more than you are ready to smoke while it's in the water or drying. (Posted on 1/4/2013)
My whole band uses these things.
Review by Atomic Explosion
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The perfect accessory for a night of Gallouises and moonshine. Oh, wait... really? Yeah! If you're going to feed your entire rock band on heavy duty, unfiltered french cigarettes mail-ordered tax free from Israel these are the filters to have. You will never wear it out because you will get raging drunk and loose it every four to eighteen months. Just like last night... but I digress. You'll look really cool all smoking through these when you take a break between sets... and when some stupid hippie comes up and asks if you are a group of homosexuals, he will be quite surprised when you explain to him that you are in fact smoking a real man's cigarette, by punching him in the face. The blood spatter can then be easily removed from the filter by rinsing it in any high alcohol content solution that they happen to have handy behind the bar, sterilizing it effectively in the process. By the end of the night everyone will want one of those cool cigarette holder thingies that the band uses when they beat the hell out of hippies during their break, and you will probably be able to sell them a t-shirt and a cd, too. The only possible drawback is that, unlike a t-shirt, these are too small to spray paint the name of my band on to sell at shows. We are ATOMIC FACE PUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Posted on 11/18/2012)
WILL NEVER SMOKE WITHOUT THIS AGAIN
Review by harris
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i am a smoker who loves the feeling of smoke going into my lungs but i dont want allll that tar with the smoke!!!!!!!!!! Like Andy above i saw how much tar came out of just a couple of ciggs and was astonished!!! I have come to grips with the fact that I am not gonna quit smoking any time soon so why not try to be healthy right? I also came to this site purely because of hunter s thompson now im glad i did... targard thanks for making it affordable to replace and clean the filters... You guys are lifesavers!!!!! (Posted on 11/8/2012)
what the hell is that?
Review by pinkfloydsgurl
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I've been one of those on again off again smokers for over 10 years. The type who started smoking because of a leather jacket (the thought 'wouldn't it look cool to pull a pack of Marlboros out of this inside pocket was all lit took.) I love smoking, though my brand preference has changed to camels because the smell doesn't stick as much and when I was waiting tables- that was vital.
I've tried to quit so many times, only to end up happily lighting up again with the sound of a warbled bass drop, or an impassioned guitar playing in the background. That quick sharp light of a Bic that cuts through the dark of anything to leave a smoldering ember of pleasure at the end of that brilliant white stick. Oh yea...I always go back. It was after a particularly intense fandom I’d entered that my quest brought me to Targard. See I’d finally found him- Thompson the God of Gonzo, the man of the Fear, the maestro of bitter truths and the smoker with Targard. "What the hell is that?" I thought when I looked at that copper and clear thing pressed between the lips of Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. So a Google search brought me to the Targard website. Needing to complete the whole deranged fan-ness I bought some and started using them that Permanent filtration system as it’s called. What tickled me just about purple was that the price was so reasonable! I mean TWO different colored mouth pieces for the cost of one!? I was sold. Now keep in mind I was only doing it to be a fan- I didn't know the benefits or more to the point didn't care. It was when I woke up one morning after a night of binge drinking, karaoke and insanity that I noticed it; my mouth wasn't full of cig ash and saliva and I wasn't wheezing. I sat up and took a deep full breath and let out a sigh "ahhhh" without that cold rattle that normally follows nights like that. Since then I've used Targards. They made it so I can feel that much closer to the greatness what is Hunter S Thompson, and celebrate his day of remembrance in a way he would probably get a kick out of (all night drink fest with friends in his honor). My Targard has done far more than just single night helps. it also makes it easier to smoke when it’s cold, put the Targard between the holes in your scarf and puff away, no worries of burning the hell out of your scarf OR freezing your hands off. On my Fear and Loathing is Southern California tour I went on with my husband for our honey moon we used the Targards religiously- and considering in a week we went through 4 cartons of cigs each that's pretty darn cool. Everywhere we went where we were permitted to smoke people asked us about them and we would explain how it worked. Gave a few of our personal ones away while we were there too just to help the point get across. I feel all the smarter for having used them.

So you want to know what I think- scaling this bad boy from 1-5 in like one of those survey's here it goes, the price is definitely a 5. Permanent filtration system is a win each time and you know why cause I still have mine in working order since what 2 or 3 years ago (something along those lines) and that was for simple pocket change! I've not had to replace it! (Though you'd think with all that muck what comes out of my cigs I would) Taking a nice hard look at the quality would also point to a perfect 10...I mean 5, 10 isn't an option- but certainly a 5 works just as well. Again I've had this bloody thing forever, constantly pressed between my lips like some kind of mouth trophy and that what it is a trophy of living all that much longer without tar in your lungs. Good times! Now the value...let’s see something that lasts for god knows ever AND is inexpensive...yeah I think that is a 5 as well. I mean you've got to be a dullard not to see the value in an item like this.

All in all- if you're going to smoke, smoke with a Targard. (Posted on 10/29/2012)
Can't smoke without it
Review by Andy
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After using the disposables for a while, I decided to save some trips to the store and get a few permanent filters. After a year of using these, I never have problems with coughing, shortness of breath, or anything of the like. The goop does tend to accumulate, so get the brushes and some isopropyl alcohol to keep the holders clean. The clear holders do stain after a while (maybe ten cleanings or so) so get a few black ones once you know how quickly the filter fills up. If you smoke unfiltered cigs, make sure tobacco bits don't get into it, or they'll clog it up.

It's a bit startling to see how much tar comes out after just one or two cigarettes. And if the appearance of accumulated tar doesn't make you glad to be using one of these, smelling the tar while cleaning these out will. Silica gel-based and water-based filters are no match for this. Accept no substitute. (Posted on 9/4/2012)
Freakin' AWESOME
Review by Smokey
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Love these bad boys!!! Boo-yah - best product EVER. I don't keep my wife up all night hackin' no more, which means that instead of a snarl, I get a hot breakfast, a smile, and a peck on the cheek when I leave for work. God bless TarGard permanent filters, and the fantastic people who make them. (Posted on 7/2/2012)

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