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What Are Cigarettes?

A cigarette is a cylindrical roll of fine chopped tobacco leaves that are wrapped in paper and then smoked. Cigarettes are designed to be smoked at one end, while the other end is lit. Many cigarettes have filters which trap some of the smoked chemicals, however the filters do not trap all of the chemicals or toxins present in a cigarette. Smoking cigarettes puts people at high risk of nicotine addiction and many health concerns. Manufactured cigarettes contain many ingredients, hundreds of additives, and the ingredients vary amongst manufacturers. While some additives may be flavored, others may use ammonia, which amplifies the effect nicotine has on your body. Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals which may be formed or produced.

Cigarette Smoke

250 chemicals and 69 carcinogens have all been identified in cigarette smoke.

  • By the additives in the product itself
  • From pesticides that are used in the tobacco farming process
  • When those additives are heated and/or burned
  • When burning chemicals combine, producing yet more unique chemicals

Smoking leads to many health issues such as COPD, lung cancer, heart disease, and premature death. If you or someone you know is struggling with nicotine addiction talk to your health provider on best cessation treatments.



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