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Contents of a cigarette

The smoke from a cigarette contains more than 4000 chemicals, which could have various toxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects. The content and concentration of chemical ingredients can vary widely from one brand or type of cigarette to the next. 

Below is a list of few of the chemicals and their harmful effects.
Acetone            Cyanide 
Aluminum           DDT/Dieldrin 
Ammonia           
Ethenol 
Arsenic              Formaldehyde 
Benzene             Hydrogen cyanide 
Butane               Lead 
Cadmium             Methanol 
Carbon monoxide  Nicotine 
Carbon dioxide     Tar 
Chloroform          Vinyl Chloride 

For a more detailed list click here
(www.quitsmoking.about.com)

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Resh69 Thursday, May 23, 2013

simply cigarettes contains nicotine as a base cpd. It is highly soluble in water and basic compound. In avoid smoking, take slightly base cpd.

RAYMONDPHILIP Thursday, August 2, 2012

1] Acetone : Acetone is a colorless mobile flammable liquid Use : It is most commonly used at home as an active ingredient in nail polish removers. It is also used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals. Health risk : Swallowing high levels of acetone can result in unconsciousness and damage to the skin in the mouth. 2) Aluminum : Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal Use : Aluminum alloys are a vital element in the manufacture of aircrafts, rockets, automobiles , trucks, railroad cars etc . It is also used for packaging cans and foil. Powdered aluminum is commonly used for silvering in paint. Health risk: Aluminum is found to cause contact dematitis and also evidence of some degree of toxicity is seen if consumed in excessive amounts.

Pinea Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why do we blame people who smoke? Why can't we blame the producers! The manufacturers itself! And the POLITICIANS for allowing cigars, tobacco, cigarettes to be sold by the GOVERNMENT! Damn people!

guest Thursday, September 9, 2010

They sell because people are crazy enough to go buy something that you know has harmful materials in it. You would not even dare to lick arsenic or cyanide...so why inhale it? Get some willpower and don't succumb to the government.

faithey001 Tuesday, September 8, 2009

i know this is got nothing to do with this but my uncle died of lung cancer and he didn't do anything like smoke to

guest Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In oprder to get lung cancer you only need to inhale somebody else smoke from their cigarettes; Secondhand smoke kills at least 3,000 people in the USA everyear.

stanley22 Tuesday, September 1, 2009

all of us know smoking is dangerous instead of giving suggesion tell people how to get out of that.give such priliminary stages that can be followed by d smoker.......

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