After manufacturing, a cigarette contains 20% expanded tobacco (tobacco puffed with carbon dioxide to be used as a filler), tobacco leaf stems, and reclaimed tobacco. 30% is made of reconstituted tobacco. The remaining 50% is tobacco treated with sugar to help cover up nicotine’s bitter taste, and to help enhance the absorption of the nicotine in the body. There are also … [Read more...] about Do You Know What’s in Your Cigarette?
The yellow stains on a smoker’s fingers and teeth is caused by the tar that results from smoking tobacco. Tar causes great damage to a person’s lungs as it kills the cilia, affecting breathing ability. The accumulation of this substance can be difficult to imagine, but a graphic video demonstrates for people the levels of tar that is extracted from approximately 20 packs … [Read more...] about How Much Tar in That Cigarette?
If you are a smoker who just doesn't want to quit, then you are subjecting yourself to a shorter life span than average. By continuing to smoke, you have a greater chance of losing 10 years off your life, time that could be spent with your loved ones. You also subject yourself to a general decline in health during those last years of your life while you are afflicted with … [Read more...] about On Average 10 Year Decrease in Life Expectancy for Smokers
September 22, 2012 marks a monumental change in the appearance of cigarette packaging in the United States. At this time, new warning labels must appear on all cigarette packs. Each warning targets a specific danger of smoking with a graphic color image that communicates the intent of the warning. There were 9 significant warnings decided upon out of the initial 36 proposed … [Read more...] about The FDA’s 9 New Cigarette Health Warnings
Everyone knows cigarettes are extremely dangerous and addictive. An American researcher wanted to also draw attention to how infectious the tobacco in cigarettes is, as the substance is laden with bacteria. In fact, there is so much bacteria present in tobacco, Amy Sapkoto believes the number of germs could certainly be compared to the number of toxic chemicals and … [Read more...] about Cigarettes are Addictive and Infectious