What is in a cigarette, anyway? Well, World No Tobacco Day is May 31, so it might be a good time to find out.
For starters, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to learn that tobacco products are harmful.
According to the American Lung Association, cigarettes contain around 600 ingredients that give off more than 7,000 different chemicals when they’re lit. Many of these chemicals are poisonous, and nearly 70 of them are known carcinogens.
Here is a list (and a diagram below) of some of the poisons found in a cigarette.
And that’s just a partial list of what’s in a cigarette … are you ready to try and quit smoking for World No Tobacco Day yet?
Also, here are some of the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society about the effects of smoking and correlation between cigarettes and cancer:
So, what’s in a cigarette? The short answer to that could be “Cancer.”
To learn more about the tobacco facts, cancer statistics and tips to quit smoking, click here.
Have you stopped smoking in recent years to help prevent a potential cancer diagnosis? How did you quit? Please share your stories with us in the comments!