What Do Cigarettes Contain? Be Scared…Karien Venter
It has been said that cigarettes contain more than 4,000 different chemicals. Obviously, most of these are only present in minute quantities. But there are a few obvious ones that can cause serious problems – regardless of what the rest of the 4,000 eventually cause due to the systematic build-up in your body…
Here are a few key ingredients you should be worried about, contained in cigarettes:
Long ago this was a “popular” poison used by many murderers. In fact, it was used to kill a number of historical figures, including King George III from England. Nowadays it is being used more subtly – inside cigarettes.
Butane is a poisonous carbon-based compound, commonly found in lighter fluid. While it works wonders when lighting your smoke, you can just imagine what it is doing to your lungs on the inside…
DDT is a pesticide which used to be popular many years ago. It was eventually outlawed once research connected it to various medical problems, including birth defects. As such, you can imagine the effect of smoking during pregnancy, or even just smoking near a pregnant woman…
This chemical is used to preserve dead bodies as a preservation agent – preventing them from simply rotting away. Unfortunately, it is not really advised for consumption by humans while still alive…
This is a rather harsh chemical compound encountered in paint thinners, among other things. It affects the working of the central nervous system, causing a range of unwanted side effects including fatigue, depression and migraines.
Cigarettes contain many more unwanted chemicals, some in larger quantities than others.
But think logically for a second:
Would you continuously inhale formaldehyde fumes? Probably not.
Would you consider sniffing some arsenic? Probably not.
Come one, now – not even a little bit every hour?
Unless, of course, you are smoking…