CHEMICALS YOU SMOKE WITH EVERY PUFF

Posted On May 30, 2016

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Have you ever tried smoking rat poison? Or have you ever enjoyed the smell of tar?

Well, if you are a smoker then congratulations, you have tried them all.

Now you must be thinking, how did that happen?

Let me remind you of all those articles that speak about the presence of 7000 .

Ah, now you got it! Well, all those bizarre things that I mentioned earlier are what you are smoking almost three to four times a day, if not more.

If you are wondering what the chemicals are that you are inhaling and how these are affecting your health, here are some of them.

Arsenic: This is the chemical found in rat poison AND in the cigarette-smoke you inhale. The impact of arsenic is very much observed on the skin of the smokers. They look like hard patches, pigmentation changes, tissue damage and so on.

Tar: It is the toxic chemical that is left behind when you burn a cigarette. Cigarette filters, which were initially designed to trap these particles, failed to deliver a satisfactory job. It can cause deleterious impact on health like lung cancer and heart diseases and even affect the oral organs.

Benzene: This chemical is found in rubber cement and, as you have guessed, also in cigarettes. The long-term effect can lead to neurological disorders, drowsiness and dizzy sensation. Women smokers can have menstrual and fertility issues.

Lead: This chemical is basically used in batteries and even for printing papers. At the same time, this is present in cigarette too and negatively affects the health of both active and passive smokers. Children are especially vulnerable to this toxic smoke. It can even affect the brain and nervous system.

Nicotine: The presence of this chemical in cigarettes is known to all. But do you know that it is also used in insecticides. This is a cancer-causing agent and also affects the .

Toluene – This chemical used in manufacturing paint, is even available in your cigarette. It affects the central nervous system, eyes, skin, respiratory system and so on.

Of course, there are many other poisonous elements in cigarettes. How many? Experts have already identified 69 chemicals that cause cancer. But, that number could well go up. It is time to take a stand. What will you choose: this deathtrap that will bring down even your friends and family or a tobacco-free life?