597 cigarette ingredients not reported by tobacco companies
If you think that cigarettes are dried tobacco leaves wrapped in paper, then you are seriously mistaken.
The tobacco industry is the best chemist in the world with regard to additives. Some substances in cigarettes are added for odor, some for "taste", and some - just for cheaper or replacement. Studies also show that cigarettes contain a large number of substances that are addictive. So if you can not quit, it's possible that it's not just about nicotine or your willpower.
Tobacco is a green leafy plant that is grown by farmers 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 leaves of the plant.
Leaves of tobacco are collected, dried and with the help of special machines the leaves are crushed into small pieces of fines. Then artificial flavors and other chemicals are added to the mixture.
Tobacco bitter taste? In cigarettes, the situation is corrected with the help of chemicals. And how to make sure that you will become the consumer of their brand of cigarettes? Add chemical compounds that have nothing to do with tobacco, but at the same time cause no less dependence.
In cigarettes, there are even the same substances as in rocket fuel. They allow nicotine contained in tobacco to quickly turn into steam: so the lungs absorb it in large quantities. And what about ammonia? It is also added to cigarettes: it speeds up the absorption of nicotine. This, in turn, means that with each inspiration your brain will receive a higher dose of nicotine. Manufacturers of cigarettes have long been thinking about efficiency!
The composition of the cigarette includes about 4000 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 basic substance of tobacco. They make them more tasty, easier to smoke and more effective in terms of addiction.
Here are just a few of them:
- Nickel : a carcinogen, a poison, causes problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
- Ammonia : a cleaning agent.
- Benzene : used to create dyes, synthetic rubber.
- Arsenic : used in the production of rat poisons.
- Chloride vinyl : used for vinyl products. Short-term exposure causes dizziness, headaches and fatigue. Prolonged exposure can lead to cancer and liver damage.
- Acrolein : An extremely toxic substance is used to produce acrylic acid. It is considered a possible carcinogen for humans, and it irritates the lungs and is the cause of emphysema. Increases the risk of oncological diseases.
- Hydrogen cyanide : Deadly poisonous poison is used to kill rats. In case of inhalation in small doses, it can cause headaches, dizziness and weakness.
- Carbon monoxide : lethal gas when inhaled in enclosed spaces. Has no color or smell. Can lead to severe poisoning and death.
- Toluene : Used for the production of paints, paint solvents, nail polishes and glues. May cause fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite and loss of memory.
- Ethylene : a simple hydrocarbon, in oil and gases. Causes a languid, drowsy condition.
- Cyanic acid : reminiscent of bitter almonds, very toxic. Affects the respiratory system, paralyzing it.
- Benzopyrine : very toxic. It changes the structure of cells and DNA, which can lead to genetic changes. It is especially harmful for pregnant women.
- Urea : used in the manufacture of cigarettes as an additive to flavor, stimulates addiction and dependence on smoking.
- Tar (tar) : damages the lungs, causes cancer. Used for asphalt roads ..
- Butane : gas, liquid that is in the cigarette lighter.
- Carbon monoxide : toxic gas.
- Cadmium : used in the manufacture of batteries and batteries.
- Cyanide : Deadly poison.
- DDT : Deadly gas.
- Ethyl fuorat : causes liver damage.
- Lead : toxic in high doses.
- Formaldehyde : Used for embalming and storing corpses.
- Methoprene : an insecticide.
- Naphthalene : in the view does not need.
- Methyl isocyanate : its accidental spraying in the air killed in 2000 in 2000 in India.
- Polonium 210 : a radioactive element that caused the death of KGB agent Litvinenko.
- Acetone : a substance that gives a specific smell of nail polish.
Usually, when they talk about cigarettes, they remember three substances, of which they consist on 90%: nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide .
Nicotine is a powerful poison: one drop of it, caught 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 the poisonous carbon monoxide. The smoker inhales it in the same quantities as if he periodically breathed in a centimeter from the automobile exhaust pipe. This gas prevents us from working normally with our lungs, our cardiovascular system, destroying our mucous membranes.
And now, when we reminded you of all this, tell me - is it worth it?