What's in a cigarette?

Posted by DrMendelsohn on 29 July, 2013

There are 7,000 known chemicals in cigarette smoke. At least 69 are known to cause cancer in humans.

Every time you smoke a cigarette or your loved one breathes secondhand smoke, these harmful
chemicals enter your bodies.

Don’t be fooled by claims that some cigarettes are “natural” or “light.” There is no such thing as a natural or light cigarette. All types of cigarettes contain chemicals known to cause cancer and other diseases.

In spite of what some people think, roll-your-own cigarettes may even be more hazardous than factory-made cigarettes.




Source: National Institutes of Health, USDHHS. Clear Pathways. Winning the fight against tobacco. 2013

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