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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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Are the cancer-causing chemicals in cigarettes natural?

Are the cancer-causing chemicals in cigarettes natural?

Mostly: Tobacco is natural and contains a lot of carcinogens, some chemical added during processing may add to the risk. Natural does not mean harmless; rattle snakes are natural too. ...Read more

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Do cigarettes and the smoke contain anti-viral substances?

No: That is something to suggest that they have some saving grace. They do not and are not. ...Read more

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Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

No: Methanol is a poison if ingested. The medical form used for human consumption is ethyl alcohol or ethanol. ...Read more

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Hazards of using cleaning products with bleach and ammonia products?

Hazards of using cleaning products with bleach and ammonia products?

Offgassing: Mixing bleach and ammonia is extremely dangerous and not recommended as it produces toxic gasses. Don't do it. http://chemistry.about.com/od/toxicchemicals/a/mixing-bleach-and-ammonia.htm. ...Read more

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Why are carcinogens allowed in our food, beverages, water and hygiene products?

Many reasons: Carcinogens may be naturally occurring, or man-made. They are ubiquitous in our environment and cannot be completely avoided. They are allowed because they cannot be completely removed, and in low "doses" may not be harmful. That being said, it is a good idea to limit exposure as best you can. ...Read more

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Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Yes ... However: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...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 ingredients in tobacco and nicotine?

What are the ingredients in tobacco and nicotine?

See below: Tobacco is a plant that contains nicotine, it also contains many other harmful substances besides nicotine that can promote cancer, heart disease, lung disease. Nicotine is the addictive chemical or "ingredient" in tobacco, its why people can't quit the tobacco despite it being harmful. ...Read more

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What stains teeth more, chemicals in cigarettes or nicotin and tar?

What stains teeth more, chemicals in cigarettes or nicotin and tar?

Both: This is a foolish simplification. What difference does it make? The end effect is the same. The nicotine and tars probably do more but they are the chemicals in the cigarette. If they can stain your teeth imagine what they are doing to your lungs>. ...Read more

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What chemicals are in smoke?

What chemicals are in 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 mostly deadly chemicals found in tobacco (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide ) ?

What are the mostly deadly chemicals found in tobacco (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide ) ?

Hundreds of Them: Tobacco contains hundreds (perhaps thousands) of toxic and dangerous chemicals. It's difficult to say which is most harmful, or if the combination of all of them is what causes cancer and other problems. There is absolutely no health benefit to tobacco use. There are only negative consequences. Tobacco is definitely a habit you can live without...Literally! ...Read more

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What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

Abstinence: Abstinence (from smokeless tobacco that is). Asking which cancer causing agent you voluntarily put in your mouth is better sounds ridiculous when you ask it that way. Stop using it. Period. ...Read more

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Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Not particularly: Everybody should avoid chemicals. Survivors of pulmonary emboli have no particular susceptibility. ...Read more

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Are the hydrogenated oils in lotions, deodorant, and cosmetics similar to the trans fat oil in food?

Are the hydrogenated oils in lotions, deodorant, and cosmetics similar to the trans fat oil in food?

Not usually: Although some popular cosmetic include edible oils such as the popular argan (moroccan) oil, the vast majority are composed of cosmeceutical non-dietary ingredients. ...Read more

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What are the three chemicals contained in cigarettes?

What are the three chemicals contained in cigarettes?

More than that!: Way more! Like more than 4,000 chemicals of which 43 known to cause cancer plus 400 other toxins per http://www.quitsmokingsupport.com/whatsinit.htm. http://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/ quotes more than 7,000 chemicals including more than 70 carcinogens. ...Read more