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Doctor insights on: List Of Harmful Chemicals In Cigarettes

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How come cigarettes have chemicals in them?

How come cigarettes have chemicals in them?

Anti pest products: All plants are of course made of chemicals. But i think you are referring to chemicals like nicotine. Plants cannot move and so must defend themselves against being eaten or destroyed by static defenses such as thorns and noxious internal chemicals. Nicotine is an insecticide and that is why it is found in tobacco leaves. ...Read more

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Need to know is weed harmful like cigarettes?

Need to know is weed harmful like cigarettes?

For airway?: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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Why're there so many chemicals in cigarettes?

Why're there so many chemicals in cigarettes?

Chemical heating: When a cigarette is smoked, the burning tip and the adjacent soon to be burnt portion, have an acceleration of chemical change and breakdown. This is a highly toxic mixture of dangerous things that you would never ingest individually. So why let them into your body by smoking? ...Read more

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What kinds of different chemicals are in cigarettes?

What kinds of different chemicals are in cigarettes?

Many: Nicotine (addictive component), tar (damages lungs), carbon monoxide (decreases the oxygen in the blood), formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies), ammonia chemical found in cleaning solutions), cadmium (found in batteries), acetone (found in nail polish remover), arsenic (found in rat poison), hydrogen cyaninde (poison). ...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

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Why can't cigarettes be made with less tar or chemicals?

Why can't cigarettes be made with less tar or chemicals?

Not good business: It can be made with less tar and chemicals, but won't have the "good tastes" to attract as many people and thus not good for cigarrette makers! same as fast food restaurants: fatty foods taste better, thus more people buy them despite they are not as healthy. Home made cigarrettes from shredded tobacco leaves wrapped in its own leave (like cigars) will have no artificial chemicals! don't smoke! ...Read more

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Want to know what brand of cigarettes is the least harmful?

Check: Federal Trade Commission Report at: https://www.erowid.org/plants/tobacco/tobacco_nic.shtml

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How long does it take for your body to excrete the chemicals from cigarettes?

How long does it take for your body to excrete the chemicals from cigarettes?

Nicotine: Nicotine metabolizes quickly in the body. Usually within 8 hours, also it depends on the amount someone smokes. The effects of smoking like if someone had copd- reversal of lung function may take 3- 6 months( provided there is not already a structural damage). ...Read more

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What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

Many: 1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath 2lung cancer 3coronary artery disease leading to angina and heart attack 4blockage of arteries causing peripheral vascular disease in legs and stroke 5abdominal aortin aneurysm 6cancers like bladder, cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, pharynx, stomach, leukemia 7infertility, sids, preterm babies 8osteoporisis 9dental&gum disease 10skin. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is puffing 0 nicotine e cigarettes harmful?

Please help docs! is puffing 0 nicotine e cigarettes harmful?

Nobody knows: There are zero studies of e-cigs, and nobody knows what they will do, even with no nicotine. Nicotine is not the cause of cancer anyway - it is the complex hydrocarbons (tars) in the smoke. It is likely that e-cigs will prove safer than smoked cigarettes, the propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, flavorings and additives will do. ...Read more

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How harmful is smoking one or two cigarettes a week?

Not very harmful: But very few people can accomplish not smoking more if they smoke that many. However, for those who can, it is not likely to cause many problems, but there is still a statistically detectable effect on health, just as there is for second-hand smoke exposure, especially in terms of more likely colds, sinus infections, bronchitis etc., but probably no effect on heart disease or cancer/emphysema etc. ...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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I was wondering are e-cigarettes harmful to asthma sufferer?

I was wondering are e-cigarettes harmful to asthma sufferer?

Jury out for now: However, do not be fooled that these are harmless. They are still satisfying your nicotine addiction. Perhaps down the road you may be out of e cigs and revert back to regular ones. I know its tough (I went through it myself) but cold turkey ( and it does hurt) is the only way. GOOD LUCK ...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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