What's in cigarette smoke?
Arsenic, formaldehyde and lead are a few examples of what you breathe in with cigarette smoke.
- Acetone. Found in nail polish remover.
- Acetic acid. Found in hair dye.
- Ammonia. Used in household cleaners.
- Arsenic. Found in rat poison and pesticides. Known to cause cancer.
- Benzene. Found in rubber cement and gasoline. Known to cause cancer.
- Butane. Found in lighter fluid.
- Cadmium. Found in batteries. Known to cause cancer.
- Carbon Monoxide. Found in car exhaust fumes.
- Formaldehyde. Used in embalming fluid. Known to cause cancer.
- Hexamine. Found in barbecue lighter fluid.
- Hydrogen cyanide. Used as a chemical weapon.
- Lead. Used in batteries. May cause cancer.
- Methanol. Found in rocket fuel and antifreeze.
- Naphthalene. Found in mothballs. May cause cancer.
- Nicotine. Used as insecticide.
- Toluene. Used to make paint thinners. May cause cancer.
Source: American Lung Association; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services