Cigarette Additives List - the hidden facts behind frightening disease, disability and death
There are altogether more than half a thousand cigarette additives in every cigarette that smokers so dearly enjoy. Amazingly these additives have passed the approval for food additives. They are in fact used in the manufacture of food as food additives. This is indeed temporary yet deceiving good news to the smoker or would be smoker.
The real danger of cigarette ingredients is found in the burning of the additives themselves. This is virtually what every smoker does in order to enjoy the tobacco. When the additives are burnt in the smoking process, they undergo a chemical reaction that produces over 4000 chemical compounds. Herein lays the harmful effects of smoking.
These compounds are progressively lethal to the human body. They are instrumental to the dangers of smoking.
Like Coca Cola formula, cigarette ingredients have long been kept a top secret. Only in 1994 under pressure (this is something that no cigarette company in the world would voluntarily do) did five top American tobacco companies also known as big tobacco jointly disclose a list of cigarette additives. They submitted the list of the additives to US Department of Health and Human Services.
Smokers must consider that their own blood acts as an active agent that makes it easy for the toxic ingredients in cigarette smoke to travel right around the body through the nerves and filtering into the tissues and organs causing often irreparable damage in several different ways. For instance carbon monoxide that is produced from the burning cigarette binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells. This prevents affected cells from carrying a full measure of oxygen to service the body.
The link is obvious to respiratory diseases.
The following is the non-exhaustive list of cigarette additives. A person who smokes a pack a day smokes on average 20 cigarettes a day. On an annual basis the same person takes roughly 75000 doses of the toxins.
Additives used as ingredients by tobacco companies
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