Thursday, December 22, 2016


--> In addition to tobacco, there are a myriad of chemicals that you inhale in each and every puff of your cigarette.  While the tar and carbon monoxide inhalation are the root cause of many health problems, you may be surprised to see what else is in your cigarettes.  This is not brand specific, but I can assure you that your cigarettes likely contain the following:
  • 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
  • Formaldehyde – embalming fluid
  • Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
  • Lead – used in batteries
  • Naphthalene – an ingredient in mothballs
  • Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
  • Nicotine – used as insecticide
  • Tar – material for paving roads
  • Toluene - used to manufacture paint

This information provided by the american lung association