Cigarette facts

Behind the smoke

In addition to nicotine, your cigarette’s tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals — more than 70 of which are known carcinogens. Some examples of those chemicals include:

acetaldehyde

arsenic

benzene

formaldehyde

inorganic lead

naphthalene

nickel

vinyl chloride

Once the smoke is in your lungs, these chemicals are transferred into your bloodstream and to your entire body, increasing the risk of harmful health effects, including heart disease and several cancers.

 

There’s no time like the present to quit — in fact, quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your life and health. Quit now, and you’ll start feeling better within 24 hours.