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Doctor insights on: Chemicals In Tobacco Products

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Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Nicotine: Multiple chemicals are present but nicotine is the most important because of carcinogenesis and addiction reinforcing features via the reward system. ...Read more

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What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html ...Read more

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What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

Tobacco Smoke: Tobacco smoke has more than tobacco itself. Estimates for tobacco smoke range from 4000 to 5000 but ONLY 100 of those pose significant health risks. That is why UNFLAVORED ecigarette liquids are safer (but not safe) Hazardous Compounds in Tobacco Smoke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3084482/ Chemistry and Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53014/ ...Read more

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What are the chemicals in tobacco that cause cancer?

What are the chemicals in tobacco that cause cancer?

Too many to list: There are hundreds of chemicals that can act as carcinogen, e.g., polycyclic hydrocarbons, polonium 210, arsenic etc. See this site for a technical description. http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/91/14/1194.full. ...Read more

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How can I quit tobacco completely. Tried patches of nicotine but no result.?

How can I quit tobacco completely. Tried patches of nicotine but no result.?

Several things: The first thing is a formal tobacco cessation program. The group and individual support and expert advice is critical to success. The combination with the most success is varenicline (chantix) plus a program, with about 40-45% of people successfully quitting, and almost 2/3 of them staying quit. Another option is bupropion, sold as zyban for smoking cessation, again with a program. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Quit while you are: ahead. e cigarettes have not been around long enough to know for sure. You would do your health a favor by not using tobacco or tobacco products in any form. ...Read more

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What is it, the tobacco or the crop-sprayed chemicals, that cause the damage associated with cigarettes?

What is it, the tobacco or the crop-sprayed chemicals, that cause the damage associated with cigarettes?

Probably both: The chemicals in tobacco, aside from nicotine, have been linked to many lung problems including cancer. It would not be unreasonable to think that the insecticides and herbicides that are sprayed on the tobacco plants- plus any other chemicals they add to the tobacco (flavorings,etc)- could be harmful. QUIT NOW Good Luck ...Read more

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