A few facts for the tobacco company sympathizers:
599 additives are on the composite list released to the government in 1994 by tobacco companies of what may be added to cigarettes. This list includes
all ingredients that are used although it does not tell which companies they are used by or which brands they are used in.
Cigarette smoke contains about 4800 chemicals.
2-Naphthylamine, 4-Aminobiphenyl, Benzene, Vinyl Chloride, Ethylene Oxide, Arsenic, Beryllium, Nickel, Chromium (only hexavalent), Cadmium, and
Polonium-210 are human carcinogens found in tobacco smoke.
Nicotine is in tobacco smoke.
Nicotine is addictive.
Ammonia is in tobacco smoke.
Ammonia boosts the impact of nicotine.
Benzene is in tobacco smoke. Benzene causes cancer.
Arsenic is in tobacco smoke.
Acetaldehyde is in tobacco smoke. Acetaldehyde is a hazardous air pollutant.
Carbon monoxide is in tobacco smoke. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas which can cause death.
Chromium is in tobacco smoke. Chromium contributes to cancer.
Radioactive Polonium-210 is found in cigarette smoke. Polonium-210 contributes to cancer.
Hydrogen cyanide is in tobacco smoke. Hydrogen cyanide exposure causes cardiovascular and respiratory illness.
Hydrogen cyanide has been used in prison executions. It's also found in cigarette smoke.
There's hydrogen cyanide in rat poison. The same stuff is in cigarette smoke.
Sodium hydroxide is a caustic compound found in hair removal products. It was found in cigarettes in 1994.
There are 11 known human carcinogens in cigarette smoke.
An ingredient in mothballs- naphthalene- is also found in cigarette smoke.
Urea is found in cigarettes. Urea is also found in Pee.
Cadmium is found in cigarettes. Cadmium is also found in batteries.
Toluene is found in cigarette smoke. Toluene is also found in gasoline.
Cinnemaldyhyde is found in cigarettes. Cinnemaldehyde is also found in pet repellant.
Methanol is found in cigarettes. Methanol is also found in antifreeze.
Hydrazine is found in cigarettes. Hydrazine is also found in rocket fuel.
Acetone is found in cigarette smoke. Acetone also removes nail polish.
Geraniol is found in cigarettes. Geraniol is also found in pesticides.
Formaldehyde is found in cigarette smoke. It's also used to preserve dead animals.
Toluene is found in cigarette smoke. Toluene is also found in explosives.
Acetanisole is found in cigarettes. Acetanisole is also an ingredient in some perfumes.
Acetic Acid is found in cigarettes. Acetic Acid is also found in floor wipes.
In the U.S., 443,000 people die a tobacco-related death every year.
In the U.S.,128,922 people die each year from lung, trachea, and bronchus cancers caused by smoking. 3,400 of these deaths result from secondhand
In the U.S., 35,326 people die each year from cancers other than lung, trachea, and bronchus caused by smoking
174,497 people die from smoking-related and secondhand smoke related cardiovascular diseases each year.
103,338 people die from smoking-related respiratory diseases each year (pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, chronic airways obstruction).
In the U.S., 3,400 people die each year from secondhand smoke-related lung cancer.
In the U.S., tobacco kills more Americans than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs, and fires combined.
Since 1964, there have been more than 12 million tobacco-related deaths in the U.S.
So - yeah, it is not the tobacco itself.
It is what the tobacco companies do to it.
Do you really want to smoke all that???