The Facts of Smoking and Health Issues.

Smoking is the largest cause of ill health and premature deaths in the U.K. by claiming well over 120,000 lives per year. Smoking is the cause of one third of ALL cancer deaths (40,000 and 82% being lung cancer).

What is in a cigarette ?

Below is a list I have produced to highlight the main deadly and strange ingredients a cigarette contains.

There are, in actual fact, over 600 ingredients in cigarettes ranging from the bizarre to the deadly.
The main ones only are listed below;

Lungs

Formaldehyde.....used for embalming dead bodies
Ammonia .......household bleach
Acetone........paint stripper
Cadminium....... .used in batteries
Aluminium.......metal linked with Alzheimer's disease
Hydrochloric acid....industrial agent
Ethanol ........used in antifreeze
Furfural...........industrial alcohol
Maltol...........strong alcohol
Para-methoxycinnamaldehyde.slug pellets
Nicotine........highly toxic nerve poison - A dosage of fifty thousandths of a gram will kill a person
Carbon monoxide ....compound produced by car exhausts D.D.T.....banned pesticide
Hydrogen cyanide.................Used in gas chambers in the U.S.A

Others ingredients are as follows;

Hydroquinone; methacoeiin; methyl alcohol; methyl nitrate; ammonia; methlamine; hydrogen sulphide; nickel compounds; benzo(a)pyrene; acetaldehyde; carbon dioxide; methyl ethyl ketone; crotonomitrile; nitrogen dioxide; hydrogen cyanide; hydrocyanic acid; acetonitrile; nitric oxide; acrylonitrile; pyridine; endrin; ethylamine; furfural; cadmium; butadione; nicotine; ddt; ethane; acethlene; metanol; phenol; creosol; benzene 2,3; methanr; isoprene; propane; acrolein; ethylene; tar (residue); metals ...and many more.

The Bizarre

Cocoa, honey , almonds, caramel, geranium, bay leaf oil, carrot seed oil, coffee, lemongrass, celery seeds, vanilla pods, ...and many more.

NOW ENJOY YOUR NEXT CIGARETTE!!

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