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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cigarette Chemicals and Cigarette Poisons


  • Acetone is one of the chemicals in cigarettes. 
  • Acetone is used as solvent, for example in nail polish remover.
  • Benzene is used as an industrial solvent in fuel, dyes, synthetic rubbers,etc. 
  • Known to cause cancer in humans, benzene is particularly linked with leukaemia.
  • Cadmium is a very poisonous metal, commonly used to make batteries.
  • Repeated or long-term exposure to cadmium, even at relatively low concentrations, may result in kidney damage and an increased risk of cancer of the lung and of the prostate." US EPA
  • Formaldehyde is used to preserve dead bodies. 
  • Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen in cigarette smoke, and 
  • also causes respiratory and gastrointestinal problems.
  • Hydrogen cyanide is one of the most toxic deadly chemicals in cigarettes,
  • chemicals in tobacco, poisons in cigarettes, and poisions in tobacco. 
  • Short-term exposure to hydrogen cyanide can lead to 
  • headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
  • Lead is a highly toxic metal, capable of causing
  • serious damage to the brain, kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells.
  • "Children are particularly vulnerable because lead is more easily absorbed
  • into growing bodies and the tissues of small children are sensitive to its effects. Lead exposure in children can result in delays in physical development, 
    lower IQ levels, shortened attention spans and increased behavioural problems" US EPA.
  • Mercury vapour is another of the poisonous deadly chemicals in cigarettes,
  • chemicals in tobacco, poisons in cigarettes, and poisions in tobacco.
  • Inhaling mercury vapour may lead to shakiness, memory loss and kidney disease.
  • Nickel causes increased susceptibility to lung infections.

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