What makes a Cigarette so enjoyable???
I have made an effort to list a few ingredients that makes your cigarretes so delicious.
The potentially harmful gases in cigarette smoke include Hydrogen Cyanide in a concentration 160 times the amount considered safe in industry. Hydrogen Cyanide is a a powerful poison.
It is commonly used as a household cleansing agent, and in the manufacture of explosives.
The same deadly gas that is emitted from car exhausts, combines with haemoglobin in red blood cells, thereby reducing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Since Carbon Monoxide has a much greater affinity for haemoglobin than does oxygen, it literally drives oxygen from the blood.
It is a colourless oil compound, which in concentrated form is one of the most powerful poisons known. It is marketed as a lethal insecticide (Black leaf 40) and injection of one drop, 70 milligrams, will cause the death of a man of average weight within a few minutes. Nicotine is probably the addictive agent in cigarette tobacco. When someone smokes, it temporarily stimulates the nervous system, and causes the craving for tobacco.
The gas used in camping stoves and cigarette lighters. Apart from cigarette smoke, it is also found in natural gas and crude petroleum.
Tobacco tar contains more than 200 compounds, many of them toxic. Among these are at least 10 hydrocarbons that have produced cancer when administrated to animals. As we inhale a cigarrete the smoke coats our lungs with this liquid tobacco tar. The further down we smoke our cigarrete, the more tar and nicotine it produces. In fact, the last third of the cigarrete produces more tar and nicotine than the other thirds put together.
Phenols has not been proved to cause cancer on its own. However, it does destroys the protective action of the cilia, the small hairlike projections that line the respiratory tract. It is a corrosive poison, and a severe irritant. Used in making glue, paint, plastic and explosive.
Fortunately the poisons in tobacco smoke are counteracted and discharged by the natural defences of the body.However, the accumulative effects of many years smoking often breaks these defences down.
If u feel you should cut down on your smoking remember it's the last third of the cigarrete that does most damage.
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