What’s in Cigarette Smoke? Is it Harmful?

Haven’t you heard? We have the new weapon for mass destruction, cigarettes. If you want me to define what smoking is, I’ll say it is nothing different than suicide, it is death in anticipation. It is rarely quick and never painless. If you are a cigarette lover and cannot seem to be able to quit this nasty habit, you should at least know what is in a cigarette before you smoke one.

Before you light a cigarette, the tobacco in it may have been chemically changed during manufacturing and processing.

Are you aware that everytie you light a cigarette, you unleash more than 7, 000 chemicals, with over 70 of them know to cause cancer? Among some of these chemicals are some which can be also found in pesticides, paint thinners and even in chemical weapons. Moreover, many of them have the potential to seriously harm your body. The cigarette smoke is a complex mixture of chemicals which are produced by the burninmg of tobacco and its additives. Some of these chemicals can also cause heart and lung disease and all of them can be deadly.

So, what’s in tobacco smoke? You will be surprised.

  • Cyanide
  • Ammonia
  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzen
  • Methanol (wood alcohol)
  • Acetylene (the fuel used in welding torches)

Moreover, the smoke also contains tar and poison gasses carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. But what makes people crave cigarettes and produces the effect smokers are looking for, is nicotine – an addictive drug and the harshest chemical in tobacco smoke.

Tobacco leaves that are used for the production of cigarettes contain radioactive materials and their amount mostly depensd on the used fertilizers in the process as well as on the soil on which the plants were grown. Therefore, the smoke also contains some small amounts of radioactive material which smokers take in their lungs as they inhale. These particles build up in the lungs over time and can mean a great dose of radiation which is another cause for smokers getting lung cancer.

Save yourself from unwanted diseases and try to kick out this nasty habit. Nowadays there are many methods to help you stop smoking, such as nicotine patches and prescription medicines. However, many people try alternative approaches to help them give up smoking, and one of the most common ones is hypnotherapy smoking. If this seems too much for you, know that there is nothing to be afraid of, in fact you should look forward to trying this highly-effective method. Hypnosis has been known to people from ancient times. It is a safe, drug free method to help you quit smoking and improve your overall health and lifestyle.

So, be brighter and put down the lighter.