We hold a stop smoking clinic with our smoking advisor on a Tuesday afternoon.

What's in a Cigarette?

More than 4,000 chemicals, including over 60 known cancer causing substances and other poisons, including:

  • Tar – (road surface tar) 70% is deposited in the lungs
  • Nicotine – effects include increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Carbon Monoxide – a poisonous gas (such as from exhaust fumes) causing breathing problems
  • Ammonia – bleach found in cleaning agents
  • Arsenic – deadly poison used in insecticides
  • Benzene – used as a solvent in fuel and chemical manufacturing
  • Acetone – solvent used for example in nail polish remover
  • Shellac – when mixed with denatured alcohol the resin becomes a wood varnish
  • Formaldehyde -highly poisonous and used to preserve dead bodies
  • Cadmium – highly poisonous metal used in batteries

Contra ban tobacco has also been found to contain rat droppings, uring, faeces and dead skin.

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