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What are some toxic chemicals found in cigarettes?

List of Chemicals in Cigarettes

There are over 4,000 identified toxic chemicals found in cigarettes. Listed here are 109 of the most toxic chemicals found in cigarettes:

A
Acetaldehyde
Acetic Acid
Acetone
Acetylene
Acrolein
Acrylonitrile
Aluminum
Aminobiphenyl
Ammonia
Anabasine
Anatabine
Aniline
Anthracenes
Argon
Arsenic

B
Benz(a)anthracene
Benzene
Benzo(a)pyrene
Benzo(b)fluoranthene
Benzo(j)fluoranthene
Butadiene
Butane

C
Cadmium
Campesterol
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Sulfide
Catechol
Chromium
Chrysene
Copper
Crotonaldehyde
Cyclotenes

D
DDT/Dieldrin
Dibenz(a,h)acridine
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene
Dibenz(a,j)acridine
Dibenzo(a,l)pyrene
Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole
Dimenthylhydrazine

E
Ethanol
Ethylcarbamate

F
Fluoranthenes
Fluorenes
Formaldehyde
Formic Acid
Furan

G
Glycerol

H
Hexamine
Hydrazine
Hydrogen cyanide
Hydrogen sulfide

I
Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene
Indole
Isoprene

L
Lead
Limonine
Linoleic Acid
Linolenic Acid

M
Magnesium
Mercury
Methane
Methanol
Methyl formate
Methylamineethylchrysene
Methylamine
Methylnitrosamino
Methylpyrrolidine

N
n-Nitrosoanabasine
n-Nitrosodiethanolamine
n-Nitrosodiethylamine
n-nitrosodimethylamine
n-Nitrosoethyl methylamine
n-Nitrosomorpholine
n-Nitrosopyrrolidine
Naphthalene
Naphthylamine
Neophytadienes
Nickel
Nicotine
Nitric Oxide
Nitrobenzene
Nitropropane
Nitrosamines
Nitrosonomicotine
Nitrous oxide phenols
Nomicotine

P
Palmitic acid
Phenanthrenes
Phenol
Picolines
Polonium-210
Propionic acid
Pyrenes
Pyrrolidine

Q
Quinoline
Quinones

S
Scopoletin
Sitosterol
Skatole
Solanesol
Stearic acid
Stigmasterol
Styrene

T
Titanium
Toluene
Toluidine

U
Urethane

V
Vinyl Chloride
Vinylpyridine

   
Who do the tobacco ads target?

Mind Bogglers in Tobacco

Tobacco companies spend an amazing amount of money in advertising. Why? Because their customers die and they need to find replacements.

Tobacco ads are targeted at anyone susceptible to smoking cigarettes, with no exceptions.

   
Where are alot of cigarette butts found?

Roadside Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts are found literally everywhere:

- Parking lots

- School grounds

- Movie theatre entrances

- Grocery store entrances

- Littered around public dumpsters

On top of cigarettes being harmful to the human body by smoking them, they are harmful to our environment by being littered everywhere and anywhere.

   
What poison is in Phillip Morris cigarettes?

Will That Be Radioactive or Non-Radioactive?

A secret internal Philip Morris memo has revealed the company ignored warnings of lethal levels of radioactive polonium-210 in its cigarettes.

The memo acknowledges elevated polonium levels were from the company's use of super phosphate fertilizers containing high uranium levels and says switching fertilizers would be "a valid but expensive point."

Polonium-210 (a dust-like byproduct of nuclear fission of uranium) sticks to tobacco leaves, vaporizes when smoked, and accumulates in small areas of the lung where lung cancer starts.

   
What are some ingredients in cigarettes?

599 Additives in Cigarettes

The list of 599 additives approved by the US Government for use in manufacturing cigarettes is something every smoker should see.

Tobacco companies reporting this information were:

American Tobacco Company
Brown and Williamson
Liggett Group, Inc.
Philip Morris Inc.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Here is the list:

Acetanisole
Acetic Acid
Acetoin
Acetophenone
6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane
2-Acetyl-3- Ethylpyrazine
2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran
Acetylpyrazine
2-Acetylpyridine
3-Acetylpyridine
2-Acetylthiazole
Aconitic Acid
dl-Alanine
Alfalfa Extract
Allspice Extract,Oleoresin, and Oil
Allyl Hexanoate
Allyl Ionone
Almond Bitter Oil
Ambergris Tincture
Ammonia
Ammonium Bicarbonate
Ammonium Hydroxide
Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic
Ammonium Sulfide
Amyl Alcohol
Amyl Butyrate
Amyl Formate
Amyl Octanoate
alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde
Amyris Oil
trans-Anethole
Angelica Root Extract, Oil and Seed Oil
Anise
Anise Star, Extract and Oils
Anisyl Acetate
Anisyl Alcohol
Anisyl Formate
Anisyl Phenylacetate
Apple Juice Concentrate, Extract, and Skins
Apricot Extract and Juice Concentrate
1-Arginine
Asafetida Fluid Extract And Oil
Ascorbic Acid
1-Asparagine Monohydrate
1-Aspartic Acid
Balsam Peru and Oil
Basil Oil
Bay Leaf, Oil and Sweet Oil
Beeswax White
Beet Juice Concentrate
Benzaldehyde
Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal
Benzoic Acid, Benzoin
Benzoin Resin
Benzophenone
Benzyl Alcohol
Benzyl Benzoate
Benzyl Butyrate
Benzyl Cinnamate
Benzyl Propionate
Benzyl Salicylate
Bergamot Oil
Bisabolene
Black Currant Buds Absolute
Borneol
Bornyl Acetate
Buchu Leaf Oil
1,3-Butanediol
2,3-Butanedione
1-Butanol
2-Butanone
4(2-Butenylidene)-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
Butter, Butter Esters, and Butter Oil
Butyl Acetate
Butyl Butyrate
Butyl Butyryl Lactate
Butyl Isovalerate
Butyl Phenylacetate
Butyl Undecylenate
3-Butylidenephthalide
Butyric Acid]
Cadinene
Caffeine
Calcium Carbonate
Camphene
Cananga Oil
Capsicum Oleoresin
Caramel Color
Caraway Oil
Carbon Dioxide
Cardamom Oleoresin, Extract, Seed Oil, and Powder
Carob Bean and Extract
beta-Carotene
Carrot Oil
Carvacrol
4-Carvomenthenol
1-Carvone
beta-Caryophyllene
beta-Caryophyllene Oxide
Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract
Cassia Bark Oil
Cassie Absolute and Oil
Castoreum Extract, Tincture and Absolute
Cedar Leaf Oil
Cedarwood Oil Terpenes and Virginiana
Cedrol
Celery Seed Extract, Solid, Oil, And Oleoresin
Cellulose Fiber
Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract
Chicory Extract
Chocolate
Cinnamaldehyde
Cinnamic Acid
Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Bark Oil, and Extract
Cinnamyl Acetate
Cinnamyl Alcohol
Cinnamyl Cinnamate
Cinnamyl Isovalerate
Cinnamyl Propionate
Citral
Citric Acid
Citronella Oil
dl-Citronellol
Citronellyl Butyrate
itronellyl Isobutyrate
Civet Absolute
Clary Oil
Clover Tops, Red Solid Extract
Cocoa
Cocoa Shells, Extract, Distillate And Powder
Coconut Oil
Coffee
Cognac White and Green Oil
Copaiba Oil
Coriander Extract and Oil
Corn Oil
Corn Silk
Costus Root Oil
Cubeb Oil
Cuminaldehyde
para-Cymene
1-Cysteine

   
What are some ingredients in cigarettes?

599 Additives in Cigarettes More

Jasmine Absolute, Concrete and Oil
Kola Nut Extract
Labdanum Absolute and Oleoresin
Lactic Acid
Lauric Acid
Lauric Aldehyde
Lavandin Oil
Lavender Oil
Lemon Oil and Extract
Lemongrass Oil
1-Leucine
Levulinic Acid
Licorice Root, Fluid, Extract and Powder
Lime Oil
Linalool
Linalool Oxide
Linalyl Acetate
Linden Flowers
Lovage Oil And Extract
1-Lysine]
Mace Powder, Extract and Oil
Magnesium Carbonate
Malic Acid
Malt and Malt Extract
Maltodextrin
Maltol
Maltyl Isobutyrate
Mandarin Oil
Maple Syrup and Concentrate
Mate Leaf, Absolute and Oil
para-Mentha-8-Thiol-3-One
Menthol
Menthone
Menthyl Acetate
dl-Methionine
Methoprene
2-Methoxy-4-Methylphenol
2-Methoxy-4-Vinylphenol
para-Methoxybenzaldehyde
1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-1-Penten-3-One
4-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Propanone
Methoxypyrazine
Methyl 2-Furoate
Methyl 2-Octynoate
Methyl 2-Pyrrolyl Ketone
Methyl Anisate
Methyl Anthranilate
Methyl Benzoate
Methyl Cinnamate
Methyl Dihydrojasmonate
Methyl Ester of Rosin, Partially Hydrogenated
Methyl Isovalerate
Methyl Linoleate (48%)
Methyl Linolenate (52%) Mixture
Methyl Naphthyl Ketone
Methyl Nicotinate
Methyl Phenylacetate
Methyl Salicylate
Methyl Sulfide
3-Methyl-1-Cyclopentadecanone
4-Methyl-1-Phenyl-2-Pentanone
5-Methyl-2-Phenyl-2-Hexenal
5-Methyl-2-Thiophenecarboxaldehyde
6-Methyl-3,-5-Heptadien-2-One
2-Methyl-3-(para-Isopropylphenyl) Propionaldehyde
5-Methyl-3-Hexen-2-One
1-Methyl-3Methoxy-4-Isopropylbenzene
4-Methyl-3-Pentene-2-One
2-Methyl-4-Phenylbutyraldehyde
6-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-One
4-Methyl-5-Thiazoleethanol
4-Methyl-5-Vinylthiazole
Methyl-alpha-Ionone
Methyl-trans-2-Butenoic Acid
4-Methylacetophenone
para-Methylanisole
alpha-Methylbenzyl Acetate
alpha-Methylbenzyl Alcohol
2-Methylbutyraldehyde
3-Methylbutyraldehyde
2-Methylbutyric Acid
alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde
Methylcyclopentenolone
2-Methylheptanoic Acid
2-Methylhexanoic Acid
3-Methylpentanoic Acid
4-Methylpentanoic Acid
2-Methylpyrazine
5-Methylquinoxaline
2-Methyltetrahydrofuran-3-One
(Methylthio)Methylpyrazine (Mixture Of Isomers)
3-Methylthiopropionaldehyde
Methyl 3-Methylthiopropionate
2-Methylvaleric Acid
Mimosa Absolute and Extract
Molasses Extract and Tincture
Mountain Maple Solid Extract
Mullein Flowers
Myristaldehyde
Myristic Acid
Myrrh Oil
beta-Napthyl Ethyl Ether
Nerol
Neroli Bigarde Oil
Nerolidol
Nona-2-trans,6-cis-Dienal
2,6-Nonadien-1-Ol
gamma-Nonalactone
Nonanal
Nonanoic Acid
Nonanone
trans-2-Nonen-1-Ol
2-Nonenal
Nonyl Acetate
Nutmeg Powder and Oil
Oak Chips Extract and Oil
Oak Moss Absolute
9,12-Octadecadienoic Acid (48%) And 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic Acid (52%)
delta-Octalactone
gamma-Octalactone
Octanal
Octanoic Acid
1-Octanol
2-Octanone
3-Octen-2-One
1-Octen-3-Ol
1-Octen-3-Yl Acetate
2-Octenal
Octyl Isobutyrate
Oleic Acid
Olibanum Oil
Opoponax Oil And Gum
Orange Blossoms Water, Absolute, and Leaf Absolute
Orange Oil and Extract
Origanum Oil
Orris Concrete Oil and Root Extract
Palmarosa Oil
Palmitic Acid
Parsley Seed Oil
Patchouli Oil
omega-Pentadecalactone
2,3-Pentanedione
2-Pentanone
4-Pentenoic Acid
2-Pentylpyridine
Pepper Oil, Black And White
Peppermint Oil
Peruvian (Bois De Rose) Oil
Petitgrain Absolute, Mandarin Oil and Terpeneless Oil
alpha-Phellandrene
2-Phenenthyl Acetate
Phenenthyl Alcohol
Phenethyl Butyrate
Phenethyl Cinnamate
Phenethyl Isobutyrate
Phenethyl Isovalerate
Phenethyl Phenylacetate
Phenethyl Salicylate
1-Phenyl-1-Propanol
3-Phenyl-1-Propanol
2-Phenyl-2-Butenal
4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-Ol
4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-One
Phenylacetaldehyde
Phenylacetic Acid
1-Phenylalanine
3-Phenylpropionaldehyde
3-Phenylpropionic Acid
3-Phenylpropyl Acetate
3-Phenylpropyl Cinnamate
2-(3-Phenylpropyl)Tetrahydrofuran
Phosphoric Acid
Pimenta Leaf Oil
Pine Needle Oil, Pine Oil, Scotch
Pineapple Juice Concentrate
alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene
D-Piperitone
Piperonal
Pipsissewa Leaf Extract
Plum Juice
Potassium Sorbate
1-Proline
Propenylguaethol
Propionic Acid
Propyl Acetate
Propyl para-Hydroxybenzoate
Propylene Glycol
3-Propylidenephthalide
Prune Juice and Concentrate
Pyridine
Pyroligneous Acid And Extract
Pyrrole
Pyruvic Acid
Raisin Juice Concentrate
Rhodinol
Rose Absolute and Oil
Rosemary Oil
Rum
Rum Ether
Rye Extract
Sage, Sage Oil, and Sage Oleoresin
Salicylaldehyde
Sandalwood Oil, Yellow
Sclareolide
Skatole
Smoke Flavor
Snakeroot Oil
Sodium Acetate
Sodium Benzoate
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Carbonate
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Citrate
Sodium Hydroxide
Solanone
Spearmint Oil
Styrax Extract, Gum and Oil
Sucrose Octaacetate
Sugar Alcohols
Sugars
Tagetes Oil
Tannic Acid
Tartaric Acid
Tea Leaf and Absolute
alpha-Terpineol
Terpinolene
Terpinyl Acetate
5,6,7,8-Tetrahydroquinoxaline
1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclo(8.3.0.0(4,9))Tridecane
2,3,4,5, and 3,4,5,6-Tetramethylethyl-Cyclohexanone
2,3,5,6-Tetramethylpyrazine
Thiamine Hydrochloride
Thiazole
1-Threonine
Thyme Oil, White and Red
Thymol
Tobacco Extracts
Tochopherols (mixed)
Tolu Balsam Gum and Extract
Tolualdehydes
para-Tolyl 3-Methylbutyrate
para-Tolyl Acetaldehyde
para-Tolyl Acetate
para-Tolyl Isobutyrate
para-Tolyl Phenylacetate
Triacetin
2-Tridecanone
2-Tridecenal
Triethyl Citrate
3,5,5-Trimethyl -1-Hexanol
para,alpha,alpha-Trimethylbenzyl Alcohol
4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-1-Enyl)But-2-En-4-One
2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-Ene-1,4-Dione
2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl Methan
4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl)But-2-En-4-One
2,2,6-Trimethylcyclohexanone
2,3,5-Trimethylpyrazine
1-Tyrosine
delta-Undercalactone
gamma-Undecalactone
Undecanal
2-Undecanone, 1
0-Undecenal
Urea
Valencene
Valeraldehyde
Valerian Root Extract, Oil and Powder
Valeric Acid
gamma-Valerolactone
Valine
Vanilla Extract And Oleoresin
Vanillin
Veratraldehyde
Vetiver Oil
Vinegar
Violet Leaf Absolute
Walnut Hull Extract
Water
Wheat Extract And Flour
Wild Cherry Bark Extract
Wine and Wine Sherry
Xanthan Gum
3,4-Xylenol
Yeast

   
Is it pain we hide with cigarettes?

The Battle to be Smoke Free

More often than not, the reason for smoking is not what we think it is. You may think you smoke because you're bored, stressed out, tired, lonely, and many other reasons. But the truth is, you smoke because you are addicted. One way to mentally let go of smoking cigarettes is to makes a list of all the reasons you think you smoke, and come up with an alternative way to deal with it instead of smoking. This method takes patience, practice, and time so don't give up!

   
How often should I encourage someone to quit?

Note to Nonsmokers

Being a non smoker, it's easy to feel the right to request a loved one to quit the bad habit. The problem is, many smokers become resentful when asked to quit smoking and it is mainly because they are afraid to quit.

When faced with trying to get a loved one to quit smoking, here are a couple of things you can do to get your point across without defeating your purpose:

- Ask your loved one to start taking walks with you right after dinner. This will help get them in a habit of doing something else instead of smoking after eating.

- Offer support websites to your loved ones through email. This will allow them to take you up on the offer and check the websites out without them feeling pressure.

   
What are bidis and are they dangerous?

Dangers of Bidis

Bidis are flavored cigarettes that originate from India, but are popular in the United States as well. You can find Bidis in flavors such as Vanilla, Strawberry, or even black licorice which are rolled in a leaf and tied at each end.

According to the United States Center for Disease Control, bidis are actually more harmful to a smoker's health than a regular cigarette is. The biggest reason for this is because a bidi has no filter, offering more than 2 times the tar and nicotine a regular cigarette offers every time you take a drag.

   
How can I prepare mentally?

Prepare Mentally

Preparing to quit smoking is a hard thing to do. A big reason smokers fail when trying to quit is because they are not mentally capable of quitting. Before you quit smoking, there are a couple of things you can do to help mentally prepare yourself:

- Make a list!

On a piece of paper, draw a line down the middle to create two columns. In the right column, list every reason you have to continue smoking. In the left column, list every reason you have to quit smoking. Chances are, your left column will be larger by far. Hang this list somewhere that is viewable each day to remind yourself why you are taking the challenge to quit smoking.

- Pick a quit date!

Instead of just waking up one day and deciding to quit smoking, or choosing to quit “After this pack is gone”, pick a date and stick to it. Mark your chosen date on the calendar, and know without any ifs and or buts, that you will quit smoking on this day. A good time to choose may be right before a vacation or some other life event that will help keep your mind off smoking.

   
Are Kretek cigarettes safe?

Kretek Cigarettes

Kretek cigarettes combine shredded clove buds and tobacco together. They are manufactured in Indonesia, where they are popular.

The American Medical Association reviewed the evidence concerning clove cigarettes in 1988 and reached the following conclusions:

- Clove cigarettes are tobacco products. This means that they simply posess all of the harmful ingredients cigarettes have.

- Respiratory tract infections may increase the risk from inhalation of clove cigarette smoke.

   
What are some ingredients in cigarettes?

599 Additives in Cigarettes Continued

Dandelion Root Solid Extract
Davana Oil
2-trans, 4-trans-Decadienal
delta-Decalactone
gamma-Decalactone
Decanal
Decanoic Acid
1-Decanol
2-Decenal
Dehydromenthofurolactone
Diethyl Malonate
Diethyl Sebacate
2,3-Diethylpyrazine
Dihydro Anethole
5,7-Dihydro-2-Methylthieno(3,4-D) Pyrimidine
Dill Seed Oil and Extract
meta-Dimethoxybenzene
para-Dimethoxybenzene
2,6-Dimethoxyphenol
Dimethyl Succinate
3,4-Dimethyl-1,2 Cyclopentanedione
3,5- Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione
3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-Octatriene
4,5-Dimethyl-3-Hydroxy-2,5-Dihydrofuran-2-One
6,10-Dimethyl-5,9-Undecadien-2-One
3,7-Dimethyl-6-Octenoic Acid
2,4 Dimethylacetophenone
alpha,para-Dimethylbenzyl Alcohol
alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl Acetate
alpha,alpha Dimethylphenethyl Butyrate
2,3-Dimethylpyrazine
2,5-Dimethylpyrazine
2,6-Dimethylpyrazine
Dimethyltetrahydrobenzofuranone
delta-Dodecalactone
gamma-Dodecalactone
para-Ethoxybenzaldehyde
Ethyl 10-Undecenoate
Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate
Ethyl Acetate
Ethyl Acetoacetate
Ethyl Alcohol
Ethyl Benzoate
Ethyl Butyrate
Ethyl Cinnamate
Ethyl Decanoate
Ethyl Fenchol
Ethyl Furoate
Ethyl Heptanoate
Ethyl Hexanoate
Ethyl Isovalerate
Ethyl Lactate
Ethyl Laurate
Ethyl Levulinate
Ethyl Maltol
Ethyl Methyl Phenylglycidate
Ethyl Myristate
Ethyl Nonanoate
Ethyl Octadecanoate
Ethyl Octanoate
Ethyl Oleate
Ethyl Palmitate
Ethyl Phenylacetate
Ethyl Propionate
Ethyl Salicylate
Ethyl trans-2-Butenoate
Ethyl Valerate
Ethyl Vanillin
2-Ethyl (or Methyl)-(3,5 and 6)-Methoxypyrazine
2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol, 3-Ethyl -2 -Hydroxy-2-Cyclopenten-1-One
2-Ethyl-3, (5 or 6)-Dimethylpyrazine
5-Ethyl-3-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2(5H)-Furanone
2-Ethyl-3-Methylpyrazine
4-Ethylbenzaldehyde
4-Ethylguaiacol
para-Ethylphenol
3-Ethylpyridine
Eucalyptol
Farnesol
D-Fenchone
Fennel Sweet Oil
Fenugreek, Extract, Resin, and Absolute
Fig Juice Concentrate
Food Starch Modified
Furfuryl Mercaptan
4-(2-Furyl)-3-Buten-2-One
Galbanum Oil
Genet Absolute
Gentian Root Extract
Geraniol
Geranium Rose Oil
Geranyl Acetate
Geranyl Butyrate
Geranyl Formate
Geranyl Isovalerate
Geranyl Phenylacetate
Ginger Oil and Oleoresin
1-Glutamic Acid
1-Glutamine
Glycerol
Glycyrrhizin Ammoniated
Grape Juice Concentrate
Guaiac Wood Oil
Guaiacol
Guar Gum
2,4-Heptadienal
gamma-Heptalactone
Heptanoic Acid
2-Heptanone
3-Hepten-2-One
2-Hepten-4-One
4-Heptenal
trans -2-Heptenal
Heptyl Acetate
omega-6-Hexadecenlactone
gamma-Hexalactone
Hexanal
Hexanoic Acid
2-Hexen-1-Ol
3-Hexen-1-Ol
cis-3-Hexen-1-Yl Acetate
2-Hexenal
3-Hexenoic Acid
trans-2-Hexenoic Acid
cis-3-Hexenyl Formate
Hexyl 2-Methylbutyrate
Hexyl Acetate
Hexyl Alcohol
Hexyl Phenylacetate
1-Histidine
Honey
Hops Oil
Hydrolyzed Milk Solids
Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins
5-Hydroxy-2,4-Decadienoic Acid delta- Lactone
4-Hydroxy-2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone
2-Hydroxy-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone
2-Hydroxy-4-Methylbenzaldehyde
4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid Lactone
Hydroxycitronellal
6-Hydroxydihydrotheaspirane
4-(para-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
Hyssop Oil
Immortelle Absolute and Extract
alpha-Ionone
beta-Ionone
alpha-Irone
Isoamyl Acetate
Isoamyl Benzoate
Isoamyl Butyrate
Isoamyl Cinnamate
Isoamyl Formate, Isoamyl Hexanoate
Isoamyl Isovalerate
Isoamyl Octanoate
Isoamyl Phenylacetate
Isobornyl Acetate
Isobutyl Acetate
Isobutyl Alcohol
Isobutyl Cinnamate
Isobutyl Phenylacetate
Isobutyl Salicylate
2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypyrazine
alpha-Isobutylphenethyl Alcohol
Isobutyraldehyde
Isobutyric Acid
d,l-Isoleucine
alpha-Isomethylionone
2-Isopropylphenol
Isovaleric Acid

   
Do ads influence teens?

Tobacco Ads and Teens

Tobacco ads are meant to influence a young audience, it's how they earn their business! There is simply evidence in this because of the way the ads are promoted:

- Famous "Teen Idols" are usually seen in tobacco ads.

- The ads can be spotted in just about any magazine geared toward teens.

- The message that more often than not comes across in a tobacco ad is that it's "cool" to pick up a cigarette.

   
Who decides how clean the air is we breath?

Is Tobacco Use a Personal Freedoms Issue?

Just like with any other issue, there are people on two different sides of the spectrum when it comes to whether people should have the freedom to smoke where they want. On one hand, some people feel that smokers should have every right to smoke, like non smokers have a right to not smoke.

On the other hand because second hand smoke is known to be just as dangerous and lethal as smoking itself, if people have the right to smoke wherever they want, non smokers lose their right to not smoke.

   
Are herbal Cigarettes safe?

Herbal Cigarettes

Popular belief is that herbal cigarettes are safer than others because it eliminates some harmful chemicals found in regular tobacco cigarettes.

The truth is that many brands of herbal cigarettes contain high levels of tar and nicotine, making them harmful to your health and just as addictive as any other cigarette.

   
How is tobacco harvested?

Harvesting Tobacco

Depending on the type of tobacco, it can be harvested in different ways. For example, some tobacco may need to be cut as an entire plant then speared onto a stick which is called a tobacco stick.

No matter the method used to harvest tobacco, the job is still tedious and lucrative to this day. Because the numbers of smokers rise instead of decrease each year, the job doesn't seem to have an end in sight.

   
Am I harming family members by smoking?

Smoke Is In The Air - More Cigarette Smoking Facts

Children, who are exposed to second hand smoke in the home or any other place, are known to develop health issues such as:

- Asthma
- Chronic Coughs
- Other Respiratory Problems

The chance of non-smokers becoming smokers is greatly increased when exposed to second hand smoke which can lead to serious diseases, such as lung cancer.

   
What brands have additives?

Cigarette Additives

Every cigarette has additives, and to find out which brands carry which additives is not an easy task.

Even government agencies that are responsible for the regulation of cigarettes do not have the power or right to this information.

The only people that really know which additives are used in which brand is the manufacturer of the cigarettes themselves.

   
How many ingredients are there in tobacco?

Additives in Cigarettes

There are too many additives found in a cigarette to list them all here, but some common additives are:

- Tar

- Tobacco

- Vanilla Extract

- Prune Juice

- Many other harmful chemicals

Although prune juice and vanilla extract are normally safe products that people use every day, they are shown to produce many chemical compounds when they are burned. Nicotine is the major playing factor in a cigarette, but you never know exactly what you are inhaling when smoking because of the numerous other additives found in tobacco.

   
What are the statistics?

Statistics About Smoking

Smoker statistics from recent years is as follows:

- White Males:
27% are smokers

- White Females:
2% are smokers

- Black Males:
33% are smokers

- Black Females:
19% are smokers

- Asian Pacific Males:
19% are smokers

- Asian pacific Females:
9% are smokers

- American Indian Males:
39% are smokers

- American Indian Females:
28% are smokers

   
Do ads reach our unconscious minds?

Your Unconscious Mind - Cigarette Ads

As a matter of fact, a big intention the cigarette industry has when promoting their cigarettes is to reach the consumer's unconscious minds. Some of the things focused on when advertising cigarettes to consumers is as follows:

- Smoking is part of a healthy lifestyle

- Smoking can make life more fun

- Smoking isn't harmful

   
Where does Alaska stand as far as smokers?

Alaska's High Smoking Rate

According to what the Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance says, an average of 500 Alaskans die every year due to smoking-related illnesses. Alaska is known to have one of the highest smoking rates in the country, with more than 110,000 smokers.

   
Do movies influence kids to smoke?

Smoking in Movies

When you see actors smoking in movies, it looks cool and glamorous. You rarely see the harmful effects of smoking in movies. Because of this, many stop smoking advocates find this a horrible trick to get young people interested in smoking.

As time goes on we see less and less smoking in movies, but it isn't non existent. The only thing you can do as a parent is to monitor these types of movies and if you don't want your children seeing them, you simply don't let them watch it.

   
What are the percentages among teen smokers?

Teens and Smoking

Nationwide, 71% of high school students have tried smoking. Of these, about one third are current smokers. In addition, every day almost three thousand young people become regular smokers. For every one of these three thousand smokers, about one thousand will die from smoking related diseases.

   
Is tobacco set apart because it is so harmful?

More Information About Smoking

In short, yes tobacco is set apart from other products because of the effect it has on people even when used as the manufacturer has intended. Other things available to consumers such as alcohol may be harmful, but all are safer than cigarette smoking when used as the manufacturer had intended.

   
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