The Cigarette Ingredients Tobacco Companies Don’t Want You to Know

27/01/2015 15:23


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The annual global death toll caused by smoking is 4 million. Do you know what you’re smoking?

Cigarettes contain about 599 ingredients in one cigarette and their about 4,000 chemicals in each cigarette. Tobacco is a green leafy plant that is grown in warm climates but even in growing it is exposed to chemicals. When the plant is growing, farmers use fertilizers to make the soil rich and they spray the plant with insecticides to keep pests from eating the leaves.

When the plant is fully grown the plants are picked and sent off to the tobacco companies where they are crushed up and added with artificial flavorings and other chemicals. There are many chemicals and ingredients that are added to cigarettes to make them taste better. Companies are using jet fuel in cigarettes to keep them burning under high temperatures. They use ammonia allows the nicotine to turn into to vapor where it is more absorbable for the lungs. So, when the nicotine is turned into vapor and absorbed by the lungs, the brain gets a higher dose of it.

The most toxic ingredients in cigarettes


-Nickel: carcinogen
-Ammonia: household cleaner
-Arsenic: used in rat poison
-Benzene: used for dyes and synthetic rubber
-Butane gas: lighter fluid
-Carbon monoxide: poisonous gas
-Cadmium: used in batteries
-Cyanide: poison
-DDT: insecticide
-Ethyl Furoate: liver damaging
-Lead: poisonous in high doses
-Formaldehyde: preserve dead organisms
-Methoprene: insecticide
-Maltitol: sweetener for diabetics
-Naphthalene: used in mothballs
-Methyl isocyanate: killed 2,000 people in Bhopal, India in 1984
-Polonium: cancer causing radioactive element
-Acetone: finger nail polish remover

Nicotine is a poisonous drug that can kill a person in the pure form. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that a smoker inhales. This gas interferes with the respiratory system and circulatory system. The carbon monoxide can harm the cilia in the lungs that clean the air that you breathe when it enters the lungs.



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