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Whats in a Cigarette?

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, many of these are highly toxic and over 60 of them cause cancer

  • Hydrogen Cyanide – a highly poisonous gas used in execution chambers
  • Carbon monoxide – a poisonous gas found in car exhaust fumes
  • Formaldehyde – used as disinfectant and embalming fluid
  • Benzene –a toxic petrol additive and industrial solvent
  • Methanol – a poisonous alcohol used in anti-freeze
  • Polonium – highly radioactive and toxic element
  • Ammonia – a strong alkali used as a refrigerant
  • Acetone – a solvent used in nail-polish remover
  • Nicotine – a nerve poison used in insecticide
  • Radon – a carcinogenic radioactive gas
  • Butane – a flammable gas used as fuel
  • Toluene – an industrial solventArsenic – a common poison
  • Tar – used in road surfacing
  • DD – a banned pesticide