Quit SmokingTip Sheet 2 – What’s in Cigarette Smoke

There are 4,700 chemicals in cigarette smoke, and at least 60 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer in humans.

Chemicals in cigarette smoke, and substances that contain them include:

AcetoneIn fingernail polish remover

AmmoniaIn toilet cleaner

ArsenicIn rat poison

ButaneIn cigarette lighter fluid

Cadmium In paint

Carbon MonoxideIn car exhaust fumes

FormaldehydeUsed to preserve dead people

Hexaminebarbecue lighter fluid

Hydrogen Cyanidegas chamber poison

Methanolrocket fuel


Nicotine insecticide/addictive drug

Nitrobenzenegasoline additive

Stearic Acidcandle wax
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