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Another Reason To Quit Smoking--If You're American!

Updated on March 15, 2012
Glamorous or more deadly than you thought?
Glamorous or more deadly than you thought?

American Cigarettes Are the Most Toxic... Read This!

Cigarette companies produce cigarettes differently depending on which country they're marketing to and the difference lies in the blend of tobaccos used. 

The problem is that Americans inhale more carcinogens with their cigarettes than smokers in Britain, Canada and Australia.

The study was recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Their "butts" are safer than ours!
Their "butts" are safer than ours!

The Study's Findings...

The researchers studied 126 smokers in the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia. The participants were tested for cancer-causing agents also known as tobacco-specific nitrosamines or TSNAs.

It turns out that cigarettes smoked by our European and Canadian neighbors and those in the "land down under", had lower TSNA levels than ours. That's because "American blend" tobaccos contain higher levels of TSNA than the "bright" tobacco preferred by foreign countries.

*Some Brands tested: Marlboro, Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Players, Camels and Newports.

Isn't it time to CUT the habit?
Isn't it time to CUT the habit?

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks

If you have to smoke, I would advise that you buy foreign cigarettes from Canada or Britain, if possible. But be advised that while they contain lower levels of TSNAs, they contain more nicotine.

Isn't it time, after this news, to quit smoking all together?

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.


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