What Is In A Cigarette?
What are you putting in your body? Cigarettes contain over 4000 chemicals. These include nail polish remover, pesticides, fertilizers and fumigants.
The main ingredients are:
Tar – Tar is the brown, sticky substance that can stain your teeth and fingers. About 70% of the tar is left in smokers’ lungs when they inhale cigarette smoke and this causes many serious lung diseases.
Nicotine – Nicotine is a powerful, addictive drug keeps smokers hooked on the product. The level of addiction is comparable to that of cocaine and heroine.
Carbon Monoxide – An odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas. This allow the blood to carry less oxygen and is found in car exhaust as well as cigarettes. Up to 15% of a smoker’s blood may be carrying CO instead of oxygen, which means the heart has to work harder, which can cause coronary heart disease and circulation problems.
Ammonia – is found in cleaning fluids.
Arsenic – a deadly poison, used in insecticides.
Formaldehyde – used to preserve dead bodies.
Cadmium – a highly poisonous metal used in batteries.
Shellac – becomes a wood varnish when mixed with a form of alcohol.
Benzene – used as a solvent in fuel and chemical production.
Cyanide – a deadly poison.