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What is in a Cigarette?


There are 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes including:


Ingredient: Found in:
1. Carbon Monoxide 1. Gas from Car Exhaust
2. Tar 2. Road Surfaces
3. Nicotine 3. Pesticide
4. Butane 4. Lighter Fluid
5. Acetone 5. Nail Varnish
6. Ammonia 6. Cleaning Products
7. Arsenic 7. Rat Poison
8. Hydrogen Cyanide 8. Poison used on Death Row
9. Formaldehyde 9. Used to Pickle Dead Bodies
10. Polonium 210 10. Radioactive Element

View a picture at: http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/images/partsofcigarette.gif


250 of the ingredients are toxic

More than 60 are known carcinogens (cancer causing)

Tri-county Cessation Center [1]