Friday, May 29, 2015

Smoking Kills - YOU NEED TO READ THIS!


The top 10 worst ingredients in cigarettes were identified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

The list includes 599 additives and since cigarette burning alters the chemical compositions, up to 4 thousand are created when cigarette is burned, impacting not only on you, 
but everyone around you. 

Among the most hazardous ingredients in cigarettes are the following:


1. Nicotine – one of the most important ingredients in cigarettes

Nicotine is an addictive psychoactive alkaloid. It is the primary compound in a cigarette. Since it is a stimulant, it increases blood pressure and constricts veins and arteries. It prompts the body to release cholesterol and fat into the bloodstream, and may lead to the development of blood clots.

2. Benzene

This is a carcinogen substance. It increases the possibility of developing leukemia  In addition, it damages the central nervous system and can lead to a variety of health problems. Among them are paralysis, convulsions, tremors, dizziness, coma, sleepiness, tightness in the chest, anemia and bone marrow damage.

3. Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is colorless  odorless  and taste-less. This gas is used to preserve dead bodies. When a cigarette is burned, formaldehyde is synthesized. It is responsible for eye, nose, and throat irritations. It can also cause nausea, wheezing, skin irritations and nasal cancer.

4. Arsenic

This is one of the toxic chemicals commonly used in rat poisons. Pesticides that are commonly used on tobacco farms leech arsenic into the plants. Potential health effects include cancer of the kidneys, liver, bladder, skin and lungs.

5. Cadmium

Cadmium is a poisonous heavy metal which is present in cigarette smoke. People who smoke have twice the levels of cadmium in their bodies as compared to non-smokers. Health risks include nausea, vomiting, renal failure, shock, convulsions, muscle cramps and sensory disruptions.

6. Ammonia

Ammonia is a toxic ingredient found in fertilizers and cleaning products. It is incorporated into cigarettes in order to enhance the effects of nicotine. Its potential effects on health include damage to the lungs as well as death.

7. Hydrogen cyanide

Which is a toxic compound used during the manufacture of paper, plastic, and textiles. This poisonous chemical was used by the Nazi soldiers in the deadly gas chambers during World War II. Potential health risks include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, irregular heartbeats, fainting, vomiting and death.

8. Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a lethal compound which is present in car exhaust. Very high concentrations are contained in cigarettes. Among its health hazards are chest pain, dizziness, confusion, vomiting, nausea, disorientation, loss of consciousness and death.

9. TSNA

This is a compound composed of four carcinogenic chemicals. Its hazards to health include cancer of the mouth, pancreas, lungs, esophagus and liver.

10. Polonium and lead

These 2 ingredients are among the radioactive chemicals in cigarette smoke. These toxic metals stick to cigarette tar and cause radioactive hot-spots to develop in the lungs. Ultimately, it can cause lung cancer.

THESE EXTREMELY HARMFUL INGREDIENTS ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. NUMEROUS OTHER TOXINS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THEY INCLUDE CHEMICALS PRESENT IN ROLLED CIGARETTES, AS WELL AS THOSE WHICH ARE SYNTHESIZED THROUGH THE BURNING PROCESS.

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21 comments:

DAVID duc HANNINGER said...

THANK YOU I QUIT AUGUST 2014 AFTER SUCKING LUCKYS FOR 39 YEARS... I KNOW I WONT BE SMOKING TODAY.

Anonymous said...

If they are really killing us then why are they not yet banned in every country??... everything is going to kill you one way or another, let people have their outlet without trying to shove your opinions in their face

Ally J Dolan said...

I agree.. I'm once again - a none smoker (on & off for 35yrs)

And.. Why, along with public drinking of alcohol (resulting in drink driving), the use/abuse of meth, cocaine, ice, ecstasy and ALL those nasty addictive drugs that lead to people getting killed or turning into killers???

Why are they allowed on the streets... Cigarettes and alcohol, well we all know who gains from the sale of them.. And how much they are great revenue raisers!!

perneicia Sizemore said...

Wow. .... Ibbelieve that I am getting in a support program. .....I AM QUITING.

perneicia Sizemore said...

Wow. .... Ibbelieve that I am getting in a support program. .....I AM QUITING.

Unknown said...

I quit for 8 years then started again smoking maybe 3 or 4 days a month but after reading this im done for good!

Anonymous said...

They are not banned because of the economy. We need cigarettes for cash flow. The tobbaco company stated that its products are harmful, the usa just doesn't care.

Vickie Transou said...
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Vickie Transou said...

I agree!

Anonymous said...

I've been a smoker for sometime one. IV tried everything to stop, but I seem to just give in each time.. Is there anything that would help me stop? Needing to stop...

Unknown said...

I agree I've been smoking for over 25 years and I'd probably kill some people on certain days if I didn't have my cigarettes, I don't get it you can't get second hand smoke from marijuana, but you can cigarettes makes no sense at all, but marijuana has been legalized in many states

Free Misic Dowloads said...

We all gonna die someday anyway therefore I'm gonna enjoy my cigarettes it's one of the few enjoyments I have in this world, it's a lot safer than drinking alcohol then driving putting yourself and others lives in danger, when I light up I'm in the comfort of my home, or my vehicle it's been ban everywhere else, so whatever look at statistics it proves that drinking and alcohol is one of the number one killers in America

Free Misic Dowloads said...

We all gonna die someday anyway therefore I'm gonna enjoy my cigarettes it's one of the few enjoyments I have in this world, it's a lot safer than drinking alcohol then driving putting yourself and others lives in danger, when I light up I'm in the comfort of my home, or my vehicle it's been ban everywhere else, so whatever look at statistics it proves that drinking and alcohol is one of the number one killers in America

Anonymous said...

I would love to for them to actually list all 599 additives they say are in them and list all 4000 other that are created. Where can I find this study? Why don't they do a study and publish about alcohol and the affects it has on people or would it be worse than cigarettes.

Penney Townsend said...

I quit Memorial Weekend 2015 after smoking for 30+ years. I was firced to after contracting pneumonia & being admitted to the hospital with a pulse o2 of 82. I sure wish I had quit sooner. While I am no longer smoking, the damage is done. I now am on O2 24/7. I cannot leave home without it. My regeet is not quitting sooner. Especially considering that I frew up watching this same scenario with my father (who has since passed from lung disease) & brother & sister. There are programs available in all states. Please visit www.mytimetoquit.com

Penney Townsend said...

I quit Memorial Weekend 2015 after smoking for 30+ years. I was firced to after contracting pneumonia & being admitted to the hospital with a pulse o2 of 82. I sure wish I had quit sooner. While I am no longer smoking, the damage is done. I now am on O2 24/7. I cannot leave home without it. My regeet is not quitting sooner. Especially considering that I frew up watching this same scenario with my father (who has since passed from lung disease) & brother & sister. There are programs available in all states. Please visit www.mytimetoquit.com

Linda Bright said...

After watching 2 relatives die from smoking related diseases, I can tell you it is a horrible way to die.
My grandmother literally smothered to death!
My father died in October after being ill for 7 years with cardiovascular disease.
He could barely walk, breath and the doctors kept putting in stents, pacemakers, icd's , you name it, they tried it.
There was nothing that could be done.
QUIT!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME job!!!!

ASM said...

Free Misic Dowloads, you absolutely do have every right to smoke. I only hope you do not have children or pets. Toddlers, dogs and cats have died from chewing on cigarette butts. Nicotine poisoning,the butts have a very high concentration of nicotine, the chemical that makes the butts turn yellow. People and animals also die from second hand smoke.

Stephen Hutchins said...

There are many "Anonymous" comments left here stating this report to be "opinions". Please take the time and educate yourselves on the difference between Facts and opinions.
I am so glad I gave up smoking over 25 years ago having smoked 3 packs a day for over 25 yrs +.
If people wish to smoke then that is their choice, however if they learn the facts as in this and other reports and wish to continue then it shows how ridiculous their choices can be.
Smokers should smoke only be allowed to smoke at their own homes and not in public areas that are for the freedom of all persons to utilize in a "smoke free" Chemical Free environment. I am sure many smokers would not eat their lunches in a chemical storage room! so why do you expect non smokers to do the same when enjoying their lunch in the on street cafe's and restaurants etc.
Please consider and respect everybody else before forcing others to breath your chemical pollution. and please consider your children at home when you light up. Cheers

Sue said...

I have smoked 1.5 packs a day for 45 years. I tried quitting this past Sunday and lasted without out one for 17 hours. Now it is Tuesday and I have 2 left in my pack that I have now and I am going to try my best to quit. The doctor says lose a leg in a year and a half or quit. Such a hard addiction. I have to quit but it is so hard.