Harmful substances in cigarette!

Health hazards of smoking is well known fact. Different cigarette ignited chemicals released when different, mainly tar and carbon monoxide and other chemical substances. Lit cigarette produces harmful substances that can be divided into six categories:

(1) Aldehydes, nitrides, olefin, these substances have a stimulating effect on the respiratory tract.

(2) nicotine can stimulate the sympathetic nerve, causing intimal damage.

(3) amines, cyanide and heavy metals, which all are toxic substances.

(4) Benzopyrene, arsenic, cadmium, methyl hydrazine, phenol, and other radioactive substances. These substances have carcinogenic effects.

(5) phenolic compounds and formaldehyde, these substances have a role to accelerate cancer.

(6) carbon monoxide can reduce the red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body to capacity.

So we should quit smoking for our family!

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  • Hi there

    Have just been having a look through some of your posts and, with the utmost respect, every smoker/ex-smoker (and probably every non-smoker) will know already how harmful these little white sticks are.

    I just wondered how you think it will assist people in beating their addiction by listing all the harmful substances in cigarettes?!

    I think people on here, myself included, are here for support - tips on how to take their mind off cravings, a boost here and there when they're feeling low, somewhere to vent their feelings with like minded folk.

    Just my opinion.. :o Thought it might help :)

    Anyway VK, what's your story? Have you quit the dreaded weed? Was it recent? How are you getting on?

    JQ

  • Yes JQ totally agree that most people know how bad smoking is, we just need help and support to STOP!!

    So VK are you here for help or to support? That is what this site is for, if I wanted to know what was in cigarettes I would look on the many websites there are about health.

    That is my opinion:o

    Maria.

  • These sorts of posts always leave me feeling a bit like I have had a visit from a missionary....

    Or maybe a med student?

  • VK,

    We knew these facts before we started quitting. We also knew that people lose limbs and lives. What we didn't know about was all the success stories we now hear on this website. And the hope and enjoyment stopping smoking brings. Okay I am having a hell of a day today, but I have learn't, from this membership, that it is a process I am going through. And, hopefully, tomorrow will be better. I don't NEED to be reminded that I used to inhale rocket fuel and set fire to it. I know that. What I need to be reminded is that food tastes good, air smells good, perfume smells good as long as we don't smoke. I know the negatives. Don't remind me. Tell me the positives if you know them.

    Zoe

  • VK,

    We knew these facts before we started quitting. We also knew that people lose limbs and lives. What we didn't know about was all the success stories we now hear on this website. And the hope and enjoyment stopping smoking brings. Okay I am having a hell of a day today, but I have learn't, from this membership, that it is a process I am going through. And, hopefully, tomorrow will be better. I don't NEED to be reminded that I used to inhale rocket fuel and set fire to it. I know that. What I need to be reminded is that food tastes good, air smells good, perfume smells good as long as we don't smoke. I know the negatives. Don't remind me. Tell me the positives if you know them.

    Zoe

    absolutely agree i often think of all the people trying to quit without support of a forum like this it must be ten times harder

  • Seconded ;)

  • Well done ,learn morehttp://www.imgquick.com/images/43.gif

    What's with all the oblique-ness and random-ness? Just asking :rolleyes:

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