Most individuals know that smoking is dangerous to their well-being and it creates countless health difficulties, but the majority of smokers do not know about the real hazards of smoking. Don't ever be fooled, the real risks of smoking are extremely treacherous and can kill you. The life that you might possibly save by becoming a non-smoker may be your very own!
It's been documented that there are over four thousand chemical agents and various elements in tobacco products! Did you know that over sixty of these devastating substances are known to cause cancer and another four hundred are poisonous? If you fully recognize the genuine dangers of smoking, there will be no doubt in your mind that you should quit smoking immediately, if not sooner. The following list contains only twenty of the more than four thousand dangerous chemicals and elements that are ingested into your body whenever you are smoking cigarettes and various other tobacco products.
01 - Nicotine is not only a known stimulant and a poison, but it is an exceptionally addictive drug. It is used to manufacture insecticides and a single drop of nicotine is definitely enough to take the life of an individual.
02 - Tar which is contained in tobacco smoke paralyzes the cilia in the lungs and contributes to very serious lung diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
03 - Carbon Monoxide enters the blood stream and takes the place of the oxygen which causes a lesser amount of oxygen to be transported to the brain, heart, and vital organs.
04 - Ammonia speeds up the delivery of nicotine to the brain's sensors, which keeps smokers addicted to nicotine. Ammonia is a common component in a large number of cleaning products.
05 - Hydrogen Cyanide is an exceedingly poisonous chemical compound that is used in the tempering of steel, explosives, engraving, and in gas chambers on death row.
06 - Eugenol can cause a wide range of symptoms from blood in the urine, convulsions, diarrhea, nausea, unconsciousness, dizziness, or rapid heartbeat.
07 - Arsenic is a notorious toxin and is used in pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, various rat poisons, and is commonly used in the manufacturing process of several alloys.
08 - Napthalene is volatile in nature which forms a flammable gas. It can obliterate both blood and liver cells. Napthalene is most commonly known for being the primary ingredient in mothballs.
09 - Formaldehyde is used quite often in glues for wood products, antiseptics, makeup, various resins, fertilizers, embalming fluids, and in solutions for preserving biological tissues.
10 - Butane is used as the fuel for cigarette lighters, as a propellant in aerosol sprays, and is quite often added to low octane gasoline to increase the performance of the vehicle.
11 - Benzene is a cancer causing agent which is linked to leukemia and various blood disorders. Benzene is also being used for the manufacturing of industrial strength solvents, various drugs, plastics, synthetic rubber, and some dyes.
12 - Turpentine is an extremely flammable solvent and is used for thinning oil-based paints and is also used in the manufacturing of varnishes. Its vapor can quite easily burn the skin and eyes, cause injury to the lungs and to the respiratory system, as well as the central nervous system when inhaled.
13 - Radon is a odorless, tasteless, colorless chemically inert radioactive gas that is found in the earth. Radon is one of the heaviest gases and is known to be a serious health hazard and is responsible for the second highest occurrence of lung cancer in the United States.
14 - Nickel is known to cause cancer and is considered to be toxic if ingested. It's used in electroplating metals and is generally used as a stabilizer in the processing of steel and cast-iron alloys.
15 - Methanol has poisonous properties which is commonly known as wood alcohol. It is used on a somewhat limited basis to fuel internal combustion engines.
16 - Lead is a poisonous element that can cause blood and brain disorders. When lead has been ingested it may cause various types of behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures, and loss of life.
17 - Acetaidehyde is irritating and depressive to all of the cells in the body and it is a very reactive chemical. It's also suspected to be a carcinogen.
18 - Acetone is used to manufacture artificial fibers, explosives, resins, paints, inks, cosmetics (including nail-polish remover), coatings, and adhesives.
19 - Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial locations, usually where ore is being processed. About seventy-five percent of Cadmium will be used in nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries.
20 - Polonium is found in uranium ore and is a radioactive element. Polonium is present in cigarette smoke which is caused by the tobacco plants being primarily fertilized with phosphate fertilizers.
Smokers are at risk of developing cancer of the throat, lungs, and mouth, as well as emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. Smokers are also more likely to develop high blood pressure, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, stroke, and heart disease. Cigarette smoking causes approximately eighty percent of all lung cancer and almost eighty-five percent of all lung cancer patients die within three years! To make a long story short, it's been anticipated that one out of every three individuals that smoke will ultimately die from a tobacco-related disease. That is incredibly bad odds!
Here is a little smoking trivia. Have you heard that Ambergris Tincture, commonly known as Whale Vomit is added to cigarette tobacco for additional flavoring? Ambergris is a fatty, waxy material that forms in the intestines of the sperm whale. Fresh ambergris has a very foul odor and it drifts on the ocean's surface. The next time that you begin to light up a cigarette, simply think of where that great taste really came from! What a terrific reason to stop smoking as soon as possible.
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