So what’s in tobacco smoke anyhow?

Nicotine is the most widely known chemical in tobacco smoke, but many people are amazed to discover that there are well over 4,000 other chemicals and ingested produced when tobacco burns.

Many have to be added during the cigarette production process to offset or cover the effects of other chemicals.

Most of these have incomprehensible names and are really only known to scientists and chemical analysts. Listed below, though, are some of the more well known ones.

 

 

CARBON MONOXIDE

Poisonous fumes found in auto exhaust

FORMALDEHYDE

Embalming fluid

TAR   

Used to produce cancerous tumours in laboratory animals

AMMONIA                       

Poisonous gas and powerful cleaning fluid, component of urine

NICOTINE

At one time it was used to euthanise animals and a single pure drop can kill a horse (or a human)

CYANIDE

Deadly ingredient in rat poison

ARSENIC

A potent ant poison

METHANOL

“Wood-alcohol” which would blind you if you drank it and is used as a fuel for jet and rocket engines

CADMIUM

Chemical found in car batteries

BUTANE

Flammable liquid found in lighter fluid

TOLUENE

Carcinogenic industrial solvent

ACETONE

Solvent used to remove nail polish

BENZENE                     

Toxic industrial chemical

HYDROCYANIC ACID

A gas used in execution chambers

NITRIC ACID     

Dissolves gold into a liquid

HYDROGEN SULPHIDE 

A poisonous chemical with a characteristic smell of bad eggs

DDT            

Once considered a wonder pesticide but long-since banned from commercial use because of its lethal side-effects

PYRIDINE  

A solvent and waterproofing agent

POLONIUM 210

A highly radioactive element, allegedly used by the Russians to poison people in the UK

                   

In addition to the above chemicals the following are also included in every cigarette produced:

CARBON DIOXIDE

PROPANE

BUTADIONE

METHANE

NICKEL COMPOUNDS

NITROGEN OXIDE

ISOPRENE 

ACREOLIN

CREOSOL  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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