Toxicity of Cigarettes

May 04, 2014

May’s Theme is Breaking Bad Habits

Gone are the days of most things pure.  America’s food industries pre-package everything.  Few of us are savvy enough to figure out that box food is bad, and detrimental to our health.  Well, the tobacco industry is no different.  Gone are the days of dried tobacco leaves rolled up in some paper.  Did you know that there are over 600 ingredients that go into a cigarette?  It’s true.  And while I am shocked at that number, I am even more surprised that burning a cigarette causes chemical reactions so that over 7,000 chemicals are released into the atmosphere.  For us.  To breath.  Did you just consciously hold your breath?

Shocking, right?  Many of us have no idea that something so little can be so harmful.  But the sad thing is, that is the problem.  What we don’t know can harm us.  I am blogging about this today to give you some insight.  Hopefully, this can teach us all a little awareness. Below is a SHORT  list of ingredients that are found in cigarettes and while not all of them are poisonous, many of them have been known to cause cancer.

Acetone – found in nail polish remover

Acetic Acid –  an ingredient in hair dye

Ammonia – a common household cleaner

Arsenic – used in rat poison

Benzene – found in rubber cement

Butane – used in lighter fluid

Cadmium – active component in battery acid

Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes

Cyanide-lethal poison

Formaldehyde – embalming fluid

Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid

Lead – used in batteries

Maltitol-diabetic sweetener linked to tumors

Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel


Methyl-Isocyanate-used to produce carbamate pesticides

Naphthalene – an ingredient in moth balls

Nicotine – used as insecticide

Polonium-cancer causing radioactive element

Tar – material for paving roads

Toluene – used to manufacture paint

This is meant to raise awareness.  If you have ever wanted to quit smoking, I can help.  Not only do I offer downloadable hypnosis products, but I can also schedule one-on-one time.  Smoking cigarettes has serious negative affects on your health and well being, but studies have proven second-hand-smoke is equally toxic.  Make the choice to change today for a better tomorrow.   Thanks for reading.  InJoy your day!

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