Look, we all know cigarettes are deadly. Non-smokers know this, smokers know this. This article isn’t here to tell you once again how bad cigarettes are for you and why you should stop smoking. Instead, here’s an informative list of what your cigarette actually contains.
How many times have you heard people talk about the risks of nicotine? Probably more times than you wanted to. But what you might not know is what nicotine is used for besides in cigarettes. You might be surprised to know that nicotine is used in bug sprays to kill anything from a cockroach to a beetle.
Similar to the former, hydrogen cyanide is also a form of poison. This type of deadly chemical is infamously known in history although you might not realize that it’s the same thing. Hydrogen cyanide is a gas chamber poison, the kind used during the horror that was WWII.
Mercury also has a place in your cigarette. This chemical is known to "cause extreme amounts of damage to the body." It can cause "behavioral changes, headaches, hypertension, and changes to cardiovascular function at low exposure."
A carcinogen is what causes cancer. It is what causes the cells in your body to split and start an internal war. It’s when abnormal cells attack your insides and a lot of chemotherapy is needed to heal unless it’s too late.
But you know all these things, don’t you? And yet, you have to ask yourself if that cigarette is worth inhaling rat poison. Is it worth getting mercury in your body? And a gas chamber poison? And pesticides?