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Chemicals In Tobacco Products
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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