597 cigarette ingredients not covered by tobacco companies
If you think cigarettes are dried tobacco leaves wrapped in paper, then you are seriously mistaken.
The tobacco industry is the world's best additive chemist. Some substances are added to cigarettes for smell, some for “taste”, and some just for cheapening or replacement. Studies also show that cigarettes contain a large number of addictive substances. So if you can’t quit smoking, it’s possible that it’s not just about nicotine or your willpower.
Tobacco is a green leafy plant that farmers grow in warm climates. Farmers use quite a lot of chemicals. The soil on which tobacco grows is rich in insecticides: they kill insects that eat the leaves of the plant.
The leaves of tobacco are collected, dried and, using special machines, the leaves are crushed into fine dust. After that, artificial flavors and other chemicals are added to the mixture.
Does tobacco taste bitter? In cigarettes, the situation is corrected with chemicals. And how to make sure that you will become a consumer of their particular brand of cigarettes? Add chemical compounds that have nothing to do with tobacco, but at the same time cause no less dependence.
There are even the same substances in cigarettes as in rocket fuel. They allow nicotine contained in tobacco to turn into steam more quickly: the lungs absorb it in large quantities. What about ammonia? It is also added to cigarettes: it accelerates the absorption of nicotine. This, in turn, means that with each breath, your brain will receive a higher dose of nicotine. Cigarette manufacturers have long been thinking about efficiency!
The composition of the cigarette includes about 4,000 different chemical compounds and substances that have nothing to do with tobacco. And in cigarette smoke there are about 5000 chemical compounds, and 60 of them cause cancer. Nicotine is the main substance that makes up tobacco. They make them tastier, easier to smoke and more addictive.
Here are just a few of them:
- Nickel : a carcinogen, a poison, causes problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
- Ammonia : cleaning agent.
- Benzene : used to create dyes, synthetic rubber.
- Arsenic : used in the production of rat poisons.
- Vinyl Chloride : Used for vinyl products. Short-term exposure causes dizziness, headaches and fatigue. Prolonged exposure can lead to cancer and liver.
- Acrolein : An extremely toxic substance used to produce acrylic acid. It is considered a possible carcinogen for humans, and it irritates the lungs and causes emphysema. Increases the risk of cancer.
- Hydrogen cyanide : a deadly poison poison used to kill rats. If inhaled in small doses, it can cause headaches, dizziness and weakness.
- Carbon monoxide : a deadly gas if inhaled indoors. It has no color or smell. May lead to severe poisoning and death.
- Toluene : used for the manufacture of paints, paint thinners, nail polishes and glue. May cause fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite and memory loss.
- Ethylene : a simple hydrocarbon in oil and gas. Causes a lethargic, sleepy state.
- Hydrocyanic acid : resembles the bitterness of almonds, very toxic. It affects the respiratory system, paralyzing it.
- Benzoperin : very toxic. Changes the structure of cells and DNA, which can lead to genetic changes. Especially harmful to pregnant women.
- Urea : used in the manufacture of cigarettes as an additive to add flavor, stimulates addiction and dependence on smoking.
- Tar (tar) : damages the lungs, causes cancer. Used for asphalt roads ..
- Butane : gas, a liquid that is in the lighters.
- Carbon Monoxide : Toxic Gas.
- Cadmium : used in the manufacture of batteries and accumulators.
- Cyanide : deadly poison.
- DDT : deadly gas.
- Ethyl Fuorate : Causes liver damage.
- Lead : poisonous in high doses.
- Formaldehyde : Used for embalming and storing corpses.
- Metoprene : insecticide.
- Naphthalene : Needs no introduction.
- Methylisocyanate : Its accidental atomization in the air killed 2,000 people in 1984 in India.
- Polonium 210 : the radioactive element that caused the death of KGB agent Litvinenko.
- Acetone : that substance that gives a specific smell to nail polish.
Usually, when talking about cigarettes, they recall three substances of which they consist of 90%: nicotine, resins, carbon monoxide .
Nicotine is a powerful poison: one drop of it that gets on the tongue will kill you.
Resins are viscous, “fatty” substances that remain on the inner surface of the lungs. They make the lungs blacken and you cough.
Carbon monoxide is poisonous carbon monoxide. The smoker inhales it in the same quantities as if he periodically breathed in a centimeter from a car exhaust pipe. This gas interferes with the normal functioning of our lungs, our cardiovascular system, destroys our mucous membranes.
And now, when we reminded you of all this, tell me - is it worth it?