What’s in a Cigarette?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

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You know that cigarettes are bad for you. But do you really know why?

Did you know?

  • Your body gets more than nicotine when you smoke.

  • There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke.
    Some of them are also in wood varnish, the insect poison DDT, arsenic, nail polish remover, and rat poison.

  • The ashes, tar, gases, and other poisons in cigarettes harm your body over time.
    They damage your heart and lungs. They also make it harder for you to taste and smell things and fight infections.

Knowing what’s in a cigarette and the effects it has on your body is a great way to take control of your quit attempt.

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