You’re dating more than just nicotine.
In fact, in addition to nicotine, your cigarette’s tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals of which more than 70 are known to cause, initiate or promote cancer and are called carcinogens. Examples of the chemicals which have been identified in tobacco smoke include:
- inorganic lead
- vinyl chloride
When you inhale smoke, it initially passes by the mouth and throat on its way to the lungs where it’s absorbed. Once absorbed through the lungs, the chemicals in tobacco smoke are transferred to the bloodstream where they are then distributed to the entire body. Your smoking relationship exposes you to these chemicals that can cause a number of harmful health effects.
Smoking just isn’t worth dying over. There is no time like the present to quit smoking and break off exposure to the chemicals found in tobacco and tobacco smoke.