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?
Who would ever think of putting nicotine, sugar, urine, and arsenic in the same sentence? If you have ever smoked a cigarette you may not have to speak the words in a sentence together to experience their relationship. Here are a few cigarette facts! The Power of Nicotine When inhaling the smoke from a cigarette, the nicotine content reaches the brain in only ten … [Read more...] about What Do Nicotine, Sugar, Urine, and Arsenic Have in Common?
Government tobacco regulation has been a topic of discussion for years. Today, the house approved a bill titled, "Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act" that would allow the FDA the power to regulate the sale of tobacco products and the ingredients they contain. For instance, tobacco companies would be banned from adding fruity flavors or additives designed to … [Read more...] about Will New FDA Regulations Backfire and Lend Big Tobacco a Hand?
Cigarettes look deceptively simple, consisting of paper tubes containing chopped up tobacco leaf, usually with a filter at the mouth end. In fact, they are highly engineered products, designed to deliver a steady dose of nicotine. Cigarette tobacco is blended from two main leaf varieties: yellowish 'bright', also known as Virginia where it was originally grown, contains … [Read more...] about Cigarette Ingredients and Composition
The past week I have seen two fatal accidents along the route 9 corridor heading towards Brattleboro, Vermont. Both could have been avoided if the drivers had not made bad decisions. The first accident involved a left turn and the second accident involved a right turn. What did both drivers have in common? They both risked their lives and the lives of others by making a … [Read more...] about Smoking Addiction and the Human Choice