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The Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke & Their Effects


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The Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke & Their Effects

That smoking causes cancer is a well known and scientifically proven fact. Everyone knows that nicotine is present in cigarettes, and causes addiction to smoking; however, what’s a little less well known is the range of chemicals contained within cigarette smoke that can lead to carcinogenic (cancer causing) effects, and what other effects they can have on the body. The effects of some of these chemicals also explain why it’s advised that women shouldn’t smoke during pregnancy.

  • acrolein
  • acetaldehyde
  • polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • benzene
  • cigarettes
  • N-nitrosamines
  • nitrosamines
  • aromatic amines
  • benzo(a)pyrene
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