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?
Each year in the state of Florida 28,000 people die from tobacco-related diseases. Smoking and tobacco use amongst Floridians cost approximately $19.6 billion each year in health care costs and sickness. Tobacco Free Florida exists to deter people from using tobacco products and to encourage those already using to quit using a powerful media campaign. Tobacco Free … [Read more...] about Smoking a Cigarette is Like Drinking Formaldehyde
In just one hour, one billion cigarette butts around the world are improperly disposed of and merely tossed on the ground. This is the most prevalent form of litter found globally. In fact, in Western countries cigarette butts account for 50% of litter. The Doe Fund of New York City commits itself to social responsibility and social engagement by establishing self-help … [Read more...] about How Your Cigarette Butts Engage Social Responsibility
There are estimates that gauge more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts litter the streets and ground across the world on an annual basis. Aside from the displeasing aesthetics of these butts, there are numerous environmental consequences of this toxic litter, including the leaching of chemicals into our waterways. A team of researchers led by scientist Jun Zhao discovered … [Read more...] about Anticorrosion Benefits for Steel Derived from Cigarette Butts’ Toxins