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Chemicals are involved in the making

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:45 AM
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Many different chemicals are involved in the making of a cigarette. it is filled with dangerous chemicals that may result in harmful cancer and end in death. Chemicals that we use on an evreyday bases are put into the making of these cigarettes. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals. At least 50 are known carcinogens (cause cancer in humans) and many are poisonous. Ammonia compounds are commonly used in cleaning products and fertilizers. Ammonia is also used to boost the impact of nicotine in manufactured cigarettes.
Carbon monoxide is present in car exhaust and is lethal in very large amounts. Cigarette smoke can contain high levels of carbon monoxide. Hydrogen cyanide was used to kill people in the gas chambers in **** Germany during World War II. It can be found in cigarette smoke. Nicotine is a poison used in pesticides and is the addictive element in cigarettes. (Kelli Holcomb)


Carcinogens are the most common chemical found in a cigarette. A carcinogen is defined as any substance that can cause or aggravate cancer. Approximately 60 of the chemicals in cigarettes are known to cause cancer. Tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines (TSNAs) are known to be some of the most potent carcinogens present in smokeless tobacco, snuff and tobacco smoke. Benzene can be found in pesticides and gasoline. It is present in high levels in cigarette smoke and accounts for half of all human exposure to this hazardous chemical. Pesticides are used on our lawns and gardens, and inhaled into our lungs via cigarette smoke.
 
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