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Ingredients in Cigarettes

Some ingredients are...

  • Butane - liquids in lighters
  • Carbon Monoxide - poisonous gas
  • Ammonia - a household cleaner
  • Arsenic - an ingredient also used in rat poison
  • DDT - a banned insecticide
  • Nicotine - a very addicting chemical in cigarettes
  • Acetone - nail polish remover
  • Formaldehyde - a toxic chemical used to preserve dead bodies
  • Tar - used to pave roads
  • Vinyl chloride - used in making PVC pipes

Effects of Smoking

Smoking can lead to...

  • Lung cancer
  • Rapid heartbeats
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Emphysema - expands the air sacks of the lungs and makes it harder to breath
  • Loss of senses
  • A higher risk of blindness
  • Gum infection
  • Heart disease

Cost of Smoking

If you smoke a pack that contains 20 cigarettes per day for ten years, you would have paid about ten thousand dollars for cigarettes alone. Smoking costs more than food and it isn't good for you either.

Secondhand Smoking

If someone is smoking and you are close to them, you are breathing in their air. Since they are smoking, you will be affected too. Secondhand smoking is a lot worst than firsthand smoking itself. You are inhaling the chemicals from the cigarettes that the other person is smoking.

Smoking population

  • About 1.2 billion people are smokers around the world
  • About 43.8 million plus in the U.S. are smoker (in 2011)
  • About 22% of smokers are men and 17% are women. This was only in 2011
  • The population of smokers increase and more and more people are smoking each day

Why do people smoke?

Some people smoke because they think its cool. Also they might smoke because they are stressed or because there friends smoke.