CONTENTS IN CIGARETTES

CONTENTS IN CIGARETTES

– 4000 Chemicals
– Cancer causing agents
– 500 Poisons

NICOTINE
– Poisonous
– More addictive than cocaine and heroine
– So powerful that farmers can’t use it to kill insects
– Legal addiction
– Use results in emotional dependence
. Mood leveler
. Users rely on it to control emotional responses to everyday life
. It also affects appearance.

CARBON MONO OXIDE
– The compound in car exhaust that causes death
– Causes shortness of breath
– Reduces the amount of oxygen blood can carry

TAR
– Sticky Residue that stains the fingers and teeth.
– Contains benzopyrene, one of the deadliest cancer causing agents known.

CHEMICALS
– Acetone: fingernail polish remover
– Ammonia: floor/toilet cleaner
– Cadmium: batteries
– Arsenic: rat poison
– Methane: cow manure fumes
– Formaldehyde: preserver of dead bodies

METALS
– Aluminum
– Magnesium
– Zinc
– Silicon
– Titanium
– Silver
– Lead
– Copper
– Mercury
– Heavy metals

THE DIRTY DOZEN IN CIGRETTES

• Acetone (solvent and paint stripper)
• Ammonia (poisonous gas and toilet bowl cleaner)
• Arsenic (potent ant poison)
• Benzene (poisonous toxin)
• Butane (flammable chemical in lighter fluid)
• Cadmium (carcinogenic chemical in batteries; lung & intestinal irritant)
• Carbon monoxide (poisonous gas in auto exhaust)
• Formaldehyde (dead frogs love it)
• Hydrogen cyanide (deadly ingredient in rat poison)
• Methanol (jet engine and rocket fuel)
• Polonium-210 (radioactive element and spy-killer)
• Toluene (poisonous industrial solvent)