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Bad Chemicals Enter Our Body When We Smoke

Acetic Acid

Commonly found in vinegar, photographic film and wood glue, Acetic Acid is an acidic gas that has a sour taste and strong smell that, in large quantities, can be toxic to humans.

Ammonia

Found in toilet cleaners industrial-strengh cleaners, Ammonia is a potent, pungent chemical used to kill off bacteria.

Arsenic

A poisonous compound, Arsenic is typically found in such poisons as insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, along with many alloys. Even in its pure form, it has been known to easily kill rats, scorpions, along with many different species of insects.

Butane

Butane is an alkane hydrocarbon that is used as fuel for cigarette lighters and portable stoves. It is a colorless, easily liquefied, and very flammable gas.

Cadmium

A metal very close to zinc and mercury, Cadmium is known to damage lung tissue, the kidneys, the liver, bone, and blood. Smokers are known to have an average of two times the amount of Cadmium in their body than the average nonsmoker. Cadmium is even known to damage steel surfaces, along with other metallics. Cadmium exposure is known to cause salivation, nausea, diarrhea, muscle cramps, sensory disturbances, liver injury, convulsions, shock, and renal failure.

Carbon Monoxide

An infamously poisonous gas, Carbon Monoxide is produces from the burning of almost all combustible products. Once in the lungs Carbon Monoxide, or CO, enters the blood and prevents the blood from carrying oxygen to body cells by combining with hemoglobin. Symptoms of CO poisoning dizziness, fatigue, headache, mental confusion, nausea, a rapid heart rate, and vomiting, along with death if the level of exposure is high enough.

Hexamine

Typically found in plastics, Hexamine is a crystal-like compound mainly used for glues and explosives. It is also used by doctors to treat urinary tract infections.

Methane

An odorless, colorless, flammable gas, Methane is primarily used as fuel for heat and light. It is created by the decay of natural materials, and is commonly found in landfills, marshes, septic systems and sewers.

Methanol

Methanol, one of the simplest alcohols, is a volatile substance made from wood. It is known to cause both blindness and death in humans.

Nicotine

Well-known to be present in all forms of tobacco, nicotine is a highly addictive chemical found in the tobacco plant. The chemical causes numerous withdrawl symptoms, and users find it very hard to quit using tobacco.

Stearic Acid

A waxy, white substance found in various fats, Stearic Acid is used to make candles, plastics, oil pastels, and cosmetics.

Toluene

A primary ingredient in paint thinner, Toluene is an intoxicating substance that can cause serious damage to the human brain.



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