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Chemicals in Tobacco

Chemicals Found in Tobacco Smoke

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Smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for a full year leaves one quart of tar in your lungs!!!

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Just ONE cigarette leaves a noticeable amount of tar in the lungs!
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Tar contains over 4,000 chemicals, 37 of which are known to cause cancer! 

Other Chemicals in Tobacco Smoke and Common Items They Are Also Found in Include:

acetone 
(finger nail polish
 remover)
cadmium 
(used in batteries)
hexamine 
(barbecue lighter)
acetic acid 
(vinegar)
carbon monoxide 
(car exhaust)
hydrogen cyanide
(poison)
ammonia 
(toilet cleaner)
carbon monoxide 
(car exhaust)
methane 
(sewer gas)
arsenic 
(poison)
DDT/Dieldrin
 (used to kill bugs)
methanol 
(rocket fluid)

butane 
(lighter fluid)

ethanol 
(alcohol)
napthalene 
(mothballs)

nicotine
(insecticide)

stearic acid 
(candle wax)
toluene
(industrial solvent)

 

 

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