So what? Do you think you are too good to be poisoned? JK. I have also noticed the exact same thing. It is shameful what they do to tobacco these days, sometimes, cigs taste more like plastic than tobacco. The only additives I tolerate are cloves and fruit sauce fould in Kretek cigs. I do buy a pack of Lucky Strikes (no filter) on occasion for nostalgic purposes only. But if my opinion counts for anything, I strongly encourage smoking pure, unadultered tobacco exclusively. And don't be too afraid of getting cancer on good tobacco, I don't think it is likely if you keep away from diesel smoke and keep a good diet.
Death to Phillip Morris. Have you ever had a Parliment before? Cool filter I'll admit, but damn are the Hyper-addictive and plastic-tasting.