You’ve heard it all before, and I ain’t telling you any different. But take a moment to read this post. Is that really a stress buster you are inhaling? That lovely wispy slightly pungent smoke you are inhaling, which gives you a temporary goody-goody feeling, is it really that good? Is it really busting only stress?
- On an average, a cigarette contains carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, lead, arsenic, formaldehyde, and 43 known carcinogens (oh don’t worry about carcinogens, they only cause cancer. No big deal, cool dude!)
- Arsenic : lower doses consumed in long term could be responsible for diabetes, cancer, and diseases of the lung and blood vessels. But arsenic does not get stored in the human body. Once the habit is quit, the levels begin to go down within two days!
- Hydrogen cyanide: Wow! That name sounds so cool. A cool fact? Just 300mg/m3 of this cigarette component in air is enough to kill a human within 10 minutes to an hour. How cool is that?
- Carbon Monoxide: Don’t worry about a thing. All this poor molecule ever does is combine with the hemoglobin in your blood and usurps the space meant for oxygen. Harmless, huh? It causes headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness. Sound familiar? You are used to it, aren’t you? Smoke away, dude!
Did you know?
- Urea, a component of urine, is added to cigarette to ‘enhance’ the flavor? WAAAAAAAAAAAOW!!!
- ‘Lite’ cigarettes aren’t really that ‘lite’. Regular tobacco is infused with carbon dioxide and subjected to extreme temperatures to make them puff up like a popcorn! Smokers also tend to draw harder on the ‘lite’ variety, so the ultimate effect remains the same. They really fooled you with the ‘lite’ stuff LOL!!!
- Tobacco companies chemically alter the nicotine in a cigarette so it is more potent than that in a tobacco plant.
But you don’t have to worry about a thing. You have decided not to even try, haven’t you?