Smoking is a nasty and dangerous habit on its own. Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of death in the world, with nearly half a million Americans dying annually from smoking. The number of people under 18 smoking their first cigarette is insane, and there seems to be no answer against the smoking epidemic.
If you’re a passionate smoker, you may find yourself in a tough spot if you see what cigarettes contain. Experts have long been warning us of the dangers of chemicals inside cigarettes, yet no one has taken it seriously. After extensive research, anti-smoking organizations made up of health experts came up with a chart that shows all the dangerous chemicals that make smoking deadly.
What’s Inside a Cigarette?
There are too many chemicals to count, but the most dangerous are:
- Acetic acid
- Carbon monoxide
- Stearic acid
While rarely anyone knows what some of these chemicals are, you may know them by their daily use. Ammonia, for example, is in toilet cleaners. Cadmium is used in batteries, butane in lighter fluid, while arsenic is a poison that can be lethal, even in smaller doses. Stearic acid is found in candle wax, while hexamine is in barbecue lighters.
All these chemicals have no place in our system. They’re dangerous, especially when ignited. Smoking is seriously dangerous and your health will improve greatly the moment you give cigarettes up. Of course, this is easier said than done, but what if we told you the early effects of quitting smoking?
According to experts, your blood pressure drops 20 minutes after smoking a cig. In two weeks, your breathing and circulation improve. Your skin will be grateful too, not to mention that your home and clothes won’t stink like an ashtray anymore.
Day by day and month by month, you will realize that it’s the best decision you’ve ever made. Only you can prevent the dangers of smoking, so drop the cigarettes and save your life.