Thursday, November 11, 2010

Seven Deadly Reasons Why You Should Stop Smoking

Seven Deadly Reasons Why You Should Stop Smoking

There’s Nothing More Excruciating Than Slow Death

Here are the Seven Deadly Chemical Content of Cigarettes

1.) A cigarette contains Benzene - a solvent used in fuel and chemical manufacturing

Benzene is an organic chemical compound which is colorless and highly flammable liquid used as an additive in gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics solvent and dyes.

2.) A cigarette contains Formaldehyde - a very poisonous liquid that is used to preserve dead bodies

Formaldehyde, systematically named methanal, is a toxic organic compound which is hazardous to human health.

3.) A cigarette contains Ammonia - a chemical found in cleaning fluids

Ammonia is a compound of hydrogen and nitrogen with pungent odor. This colorless gas, which is both helpful and hazardous, is used in commercial cleaning products.

4.) A cigarette contains Hydrogen cyanide - a poison used as a fumigant to kill ants. It is also used to manufacture plastics, dyes, and pesticides.

Historically, Hydrogen cyanide is commonly known as Prussic acid. This colorless compound is extremely poisonous that boils slightly above room temperature at 26 °C. The volatile compound has been used as inhalation rodenticide and human poison.

5.) A cigarette contains Cadmium - an extremely poisonous and radioactive metal found in batteries.

Cadmium, a soft, bluish-white metal, is a chemical element used for a long time as a pigment and for corrosion resistant plating on steel. Cadmium compounds were used to stabilize plastic. Their usages today are limited to nickel-cadmium batteries and cadmium telluride solar panels due to its high toxicity.

6.) A cigarette contains Acetone - a corrosive liquid solvent found in nail polish remover.

Acetone, a colorless, flammable, mobile liquid, is an organic compound which is
the simplest example of the ketones. Familiar household uses of acetone include paint thinner and sanitary cleaner, aside from nail polish remover. Acetone is not considered hazardous to humans but they can still cause health risks one way or the other.

7.) Arsenic - an ingredient used in the manufacture of rat poison.

Arsenic is a notoriously poisonous chemical element used as herbicides, insecticides, pesticides and in various alloys.

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