Cigarette Chemicals


The Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke

Did you know there are over 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke?

Here cancer causing agents found in cigarette smoke

  • 4-aminobiphenyl
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Benzo (a) pyrene
  • B-Napthylamine
  • butadiene
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Crysenes
  • Diberiz Acidine N-
  • Formaldehyde
  • N. itrosonornicotene
  • Nickel
  • Nitrosamines
  • nitrosoanatabine
  • nitrosocotinine
  • N-nitrosoanabasine
  • P.A.H.s N-
  • Polonium 210
  • Tar
  • Toluidine
  • Urethane 1,3-

Here are metals found in cigarette smoke

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Lead
  • Magnesium
  • Mercury
  • Silicon
  • Silver
  • Titanium
  • Zinc

Some of the 4,000 chemicals also include:

  • Acetone (nail polish remover),
  • Acetic Acid (Vinegar),
  • Ammonium (Floor/Toilet Cleaner),
  • Arsenic (poison),
  • Butane (cigarette lighter fluid),
  • Cadmium (rechargeable batteries),
  • Carbon Monoxide (car exhaust fumes),
  • DDT/Dieldrin (Insecticides),
  • Ethanol (alcohol),
  • Formaldehyde (preserver of body tissue and fabric),
  • Hexamine (barbecue lighter),
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison),
  • Methane (swamp gas), Methanol (rocket fuel),
  • Napthalene (mothballs),
  • Nicotine ( insecticide/addictive drug),
  • Nitrobenzene (gasoline additive),
  • Nitrous Oxide Phenols (disinfectant),
  • Steric Acid (candle wax),
  • Toluene (industrial solvent),
  • Vinyl Chloride (makes PVC).

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