Tobacco Facts


Cigarette smoke contains 4,000 substances and more than 40 of them have been proven to cause cancer in humans. Here are just a few of the ingredients:

  • cigarette stop smokingAcetone - used as a solvent in such solutions as nail polish remover
  • Ammonia (Floor and toilet cleaner) - enhances the effect of nicotine to the brain
  • Benzene (solvent in dyes and rubber) - associated with leukemia
  • Cadmium (used to make batteries) - exposure to this poisonous metal may result in kidney damage and lung cancer.
  • Carbon Monoxide (car exhaust fumes) - increases the heart rate and takes place of oxygen in the blood.
  • Formaldehyde (tissue and fabric preserver) - causes respiratory diseases and cancer
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison) - can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
  • Lead (toxic metal) - causes damage to brain, nervous system and kidneys.
  • Mercury (used in thermometers) - causes shakiness, memory loss and kidney disease.
  • Nicotine (drug)- what makes cigarettes as addictive as Cocaine and Heroin. Increases heart rate, blood pressure and constricts blood vessels.
  • Tar (transports chemicals in cigarettes to body parts) - stains teeth, paralyzes cilia (small hairs which protect and clean the lungs)


Effects Smoking has on Your Health

Heart Disease
Many types of Cancer can be linked to smoking
Peptic Ulcers
Hearing loss
Loss of Vision