Things That Are Found In Cigarettes That You Really Need To Worry About

Posted by Muk Khatri in Health and Fitness On 6th May 2018

Doctors say that regularly smoking 20 cigarettes a day can take 10 years off your life expectancy. Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health but smokers never understand its causes. So here we discussed dangerous stuff found in one small cigarette that can really harm you.


#1 Butane

Butane is a fluid generally used for cooking and in cigarette lighters. It is a highly flammable, colorless gas. Inhalation of butane can cause severe reactions such as lack of oxygen to the body causing inability to breathe, euphoria etc. The euphoric effect is definitely one reason butane is used in cigarette and so often reached for when smokers are feeling dysphoric. Dysphoria may accompany depression, anxiety, or agitation.

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#2 Nicotine

Nicotine is one of the main ingredients in tobacco and also an insect repellent which people intake from cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Nicotine acts as a stimulant to the brain which reduces stress level. Because of its highly stimulating effects, it is extremely addictive and keeps smokers smoking.


#3 Stearic Acid

Stearic acid is a wax which is found in cigarettes. It causes nicotine to be absorbed into the blood more quickly.


#4 Arsenic

Arsenic is a dangerous poison found in cigarettes. It is mostly used to kill unwanted plants and in insecticides. That's why this is harmful to living things.

#5 Toluol

Toluol(toluene) is an industrial solvent and one of the chemicals found in cigarettes. It is a fluid that smells like thinner. It is very hazardous to your health.

#6 Ammonia

Ammonia is a colorless gas with a strong odor. It is used to make toilet cleaning products and is one of the most dangerous chemicals found in cigarette smoke. It is exceptionally disastrous to the immune system.

#7 Paint

Paint is contained in cigarette paper, that's mean people inhale paint which is very dangerous to your health.

#8 Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas produced by burning. Carbon Monoxide enters the blood from the lungs and consolidates with hemoglobin and blocks the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to body cells. Any exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to death, especially in enclosed areas. In short, carbon monoxide kills!


#9 Cadmium

Cadmium is a key component in battery production. Cadmium is present in low levels in food, and in high levels in cigarette smoke. A single cigarette typically contains 1-2 mcg of cadmium.

#10 Hexamine And Methanol

Hexamine is an igniting fluid found in cigarettes and methanol is a rocket fuel. These ingredients are also very dangerous to your health.

#11 Stop Smoking!