The great amount of licorice extracts are used in the tobacco industry. Licorice either imparts a sweet taste or an aroma to tobacco, which makes it mild. It also is preventive against the desiccation of tobacco. The amount of licorice added to the cigarette can make up to 4% of the total weight of the tobacco used in one cigarette. Licorice is also used as a flavor for other tobacco products such as cigars and chewing tobacco.