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What's in a Cigarette Residue

The main ingredient in cigarettes is tobacco, which is a plant that requires chemicals to grow. In order to make the soil rich and kill insects, great amount of fertilizers and insecticides are used. Artificial flavourings and chemicals to keep them burning are added after harvesting.

Your body gets more than nicotine when you smoke.

There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke. Some of them are also in wood varnish, the insect poison DDT, arsenic, nail polish remover, and rat poison.

The ashes, tar, gases, and other poisons in cigarettes will harm your body over time. They also make it harder for you to taste and smell things, and fight infections. They lower down your body immune system, and damage your heart and lungs.

Each cigarette also contains diseases, money eater and greed of manufacturers.

Cigarette Residue

(from the burning tip to the cigarette butt)

      Nicotine (Pesticide)
Butane (Lighter Fluid)
Acetone (Rat Poison)
Hydrogen Cyanide (Poison used on Death Row)
Stearic Acid (Candle Wax)
Radon (Radioactive Gas)
Ammonia (Toilet Cleaner)
Methanol (Rocket Fuel)
Tar (Road Surfaces)

  Cadmium (Batteries)
Methane (Sewer Gas)
Acetone (Nail Varnish Remover)
Carbon Monoxide (Gas from Car Exhausts)
Hexamine (Barbecue Lighter)
Toluene (Industrial Solvent)

Now that you know what is in a cigarette, don't you feel disgusted about putting so many waste into your lungs?

Learning how to overcome an addiction to tobacco and nicotine can be difficult, but it is very doable, as proven by the thousands of people who have successfully quit.

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