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Carcinogens and Chemicals



Nicotine

A Destructive Natural Pesticide Which ...

Is extremely addictive when smoked Is extremely addictive when chewed
Causes addiction as permanent as alcoholism Is harder to quit than heroin or cocaine
Is not medicine and its use not therapy Is ineffective as a stand-alone quitting aid
Prevents pre-cancerous cells from dying Accelerates cancer tumor growth rates
Contributes to artery hardening Has a metabolite which may cause cancer
May kill brain cells and impair memory Is linked to lung cancer
Likely causes brain damage and depression Is also a fetus destroying teratogen
Kills half of adult smokers 13-14 years early Is beat by never taking another puff or chew!


Lung cancer

81 Cancer Causing Chemicals Have So
Far Been Identified in Cigarette Smoke

  1.     Acetaldehyde
  2.     Acetamide
  3.     Acrylamide
  4.     Acrylonitrile
  5.     2-Amino-3,4-dimethyl-3H-imidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (MeIQ)
  6.     3-Amino-1,4-dimethyl-5H-pyrido [4,3-b]indole (Trp-P-1)
  7.     2-Amino-l-methyl-6-phenyl-1H-imidazo [4,5-b]pyridine (PhlP)
  8.     3-Amino-l-methyl-5H-pyrido [4,3-b]indole (Trp-P-2)
  9.     2-Amino-3-methyl-9H-pyrido[2,3-b]indole (MeAaC)
  10.     2-Amino-6-methyldipyrido [1,2-a:3',2'-d] imidazole (Glu-P-1)
  11.     2-Amino-9H-pyrido[2,3-b]indole (AaC)
  12.     4-Aminobiphenyl
  13.     2-Aminodipyrido[1,2-a:3',2'-d]imidazole (Glu-P-2)
  14.     0-Anisidine
  15.     Arsenic
  16.     Benz[a]anthracene
  17.     Benzene
  18.     Benzo[a]pyrene
  19.     Benzo[b]fluoranthene
  20.     Benzo[j]fluoranthene
  21.     Benzo[k]fluoranthene
  22.     Benzo[b]furan
  23.     Beryllium
  24.     1,3-Butadiene
  25.     Cadmium
  26.     Catechol (1,2-benzenediol)
  27.     p-Chloroaniline
  28.     Chloroform
  29.     Cobalt
  30.     p,p'-DDT
  31.     Dibenz[a,h]acridine
  32.     Dibenz[a,j]acridine
  33.     Dibenz(a,h)anthracene
  34.     7H-Dibenzo[c,g]carbazole
  35.     Dibenzo(a,e)pyrene
  36.     Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene
  37.     Dibenzo(a,h)pyrene
  38.     Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene
  39.     Dibenzo(a,l)pyrene
  40.     3,4-Dihydroxycinnamic acid (caffeic acid)
  41.     Ethylbenzene
  42.     Ethylene oxide
  43.     Formaldehyde
  44.     Furan
  45.     Glycidol
  46.     Heptachlor
  47.     Hydrazine
  48.     Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene
  49.     IQ 92-Amino-3-methyl-3H-imidazo[4,5-f]quinoline)
  50.     Isoprene
  51.     Lead
  52.     5-Methyl-chrysene
  53.     2-Naphthylamine
  54.     Nitrobenzene
  55.     Nitrogen mustard
  56.     Nitromethane
  57.     2-Nitropropane
  58.     N-Nitrosodi-n-butylamine (NDBA)
  59.     N-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine (NDPA)
  60.     N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA)
  61.     N-Nitrosodiethylamine (DEN)
  62.     N-Nitrosodimethylamine (DMN)
  63.     N-Nitrosoethylmethylamine (NEMA, MEN)
  64.     4-(N-Nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridinyl)-1-butanone (NNK)
  65.     N'-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN)
  66.     N-Nitrosopiperidine (NPIP, NPP)
  67.     N-Nitrosopyrrolidine (NPYR, NPY)
  68.     Polonium-210
  69.     Propylene oxide
  70.     Radon 222
  71.     Safrole
  72.     Styrene
  73.     Tetrachloroethylene
  74.     o-Toluidine (2-methylaniline)
  75.     Trichloroethylene
  76.     Urethane - carbamic acid
  77.     Urethane - ethyl ester
  78.     Vinyl acetate
  79.     Vinyl chloride
  80.     4-Vinylcyclohexene
  81.     2,6-Xylidine (2,6-dimethylaniline)

Source: World Health Organization's
International Agency for Research on Cancer - (IARC)
June 2003


How not to spend your life

Plus 4,000 Extra Chemicals in
Each and Every Puff Including ...

Acenaphthene Acetamide Acridine Acrolein
Acrylamide Aluminum Ammonia Anabasine
Anatabine Aniline Anodmine Anthanthrene
Anthracene Arachidic acid Argon Arsnic
Azapyrene Azulene Benzimidazole Beryllium
Bipyridyl Butadiene Butane Butylbenzene
Caffeic acid Campesterol Caproic acid Caprylic acid
Captan Carboline Carbon monoxide Carbon oxysulfide
Carotene Catechol Copper Cresol
Chrysene Cichoriin Cobalt Collidine
Copper Coronene Cotinine Coumarin
Crotonaldehyde Cyanogen Cycloartenol Dibenzo
Diethyl ketone DDT/Dieldrin Dipentene Ergosterol
Esculetin Ethane Ethanol Ethylamine
Ethylene Ethylphenois Eugenol Ferulic acid
Fluoranthene Fluorene Formic acid Furan
Furfural Furoic acid Glutamic acid Glycolic acid
Guaiacol Gudham Harman Heptylic acid
Hexamine Hydrazine Hydrogen cyanide Hydrogen sulfide
Hydrogen thiocyanide Hydroquinone Indole Ionene
Iron Isobutane Isobutylene Isobutyraldehyde
Isobutyric acid Isoprene Ispropylbenzene Isoquinoline
Isosqualene Ketoglutaric acid Lathrein Lauric acid
Levantenolide Levulinic acid Limonene Linoleic acid
Lohitam Lutidine Magnesium Maleic anhydride
Malic acid Malonic acid Mercury Mesitol
Methane Methanol Methylamine Methyleugenol
Methylglyoxal Myosmine Myristic acid Napthalene
Nickel Nicotinamide Nicotinic acid Nicotrine
Nicotyrine Nitrobenzene Nitrogen oxides Nitromethane
Nonylic acid Nomicotine Nornicotyrine Norphytene
Obeline Oleic acid Oxalic acid Palmitic acid
Palmitoleic acid Palmitone Perylene Phenanthrene
Phenanthridine Phthalic acid Phytadienes Phytol
Phytone Picoline Plastoquinone Poikiline
Potassium Propane Propionaldehyde Propionic acid
Propylbenzene Propylene Pyndine Pyrene
Pyridine Pyrrole Pyrrolidine Pyruvic acid
Quinoline Quinoxalilne Reductic acid Resin acid
Resorcinol Scopoletin Scopolin Socratine
Silicon Sitosterol Skatole Sodium
Solanesenes Solanone Squalene Stigmasterol
Stearic acid Strontium Styrene Thiocyanogen
Titanium Toluene Trimethylamine Triphenylene
Veleric acid Xylenols Zinc

Source: List of Known ETS Constitutents, California Air Resources Board



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Plus Almost 700 Tobacco Company
Flavor and Engineering Additives


Each brand may contain one or more of the following additives


Acacia gum Acetic acid Acetyl pyrazine Aluminium citrate
Acetoin Acetone Acetophenone Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane
Acetal Acetyl pyridine Acetyl pyridine Acetyl methyl cellulose
Alanine Aconitic acid Alfalfa extract Allyl ionone
Alga resinoid Allspice extract Allspice leaf oil Allura Red
Allyl hexanoate Aluminium tartrate Aluminium acetate Aluminium carbonate
Acetanisole Aluminium oxide Aluminium lactate Aluminium phosphate
Almond oil Aluminosilicates Aluminium hydroxide Aluminium trihydroxide
Amber oil Ambergris extract Ambrette seed oil Ammonium hydroxide
Apple juice Ammonium citrate Ammonium chloride Ammonium carbonate
Ambrox Ammonium lactate Ammonium sulphate Ammonium dihydrogen phosphate
Amyl acetate Amyl alcohol Amyl benzoate Ammonium tartrate
Amyl butyrate Amyl formate Amyl hexanoate2 Amyl cinnamaldehyde
Anise star Amyl octanoate2 Amyl phenylacetate Amyl salicylate2
Anethole Amyl valerate Anise and oil Angelica root extract and oil
Amyris oil Ammonium acetate Amyl isovalerate Anisyl alcohol
Anisole Arachis oil Ascorbic acid para-Anisyl acetate
Azorubin Balsam oil Beech tar extract Bay leaf, oil and sweet oil
Basil oil Beet juice Bisabolene Black current buds
Bentonite Benzaldehyde Benzoic acid Benzyl benzoate
Benzoin Benzoin resinoid Benzyl acetate Benzyl alcohol
Beeswax Benzyl butyrate Benzyl cinnamate Benzyl formate
Bergamot oil Benzyl propionate Benzyl isobutyrate Benzyl phenylacetate
Boric acid Bornyl acetate Brilliant Black BN Brilliant Blue FCF
Carmel Bitter and sweet Buchu leaf oil Butyl alcohol
Borneol Butanedoil Butanol Butylene glycol
Butanone Butyl acetate Butyl butyrate Butyl phenyl acetate
Butter Butyl isovalerate Butyl undecylenate Butylidenephthalide
Cadinene Butyric acid Cajeput oil Butyl pyridine
Cananga oil Calcium chloride Calcium citrate Calcium hydroxide
Caffeine Calcium acetate Calcium Carbonate Capsicum oleoresin
Camphene Calcium lactate Calcium phosphate Calcium tartrate
d-Camphor Camphor oil Carbon dioxide Carob bean extract
Caramel Caraway oil Cardamon oleoresin Carboxy methyl cellulose
Carvacrol Carrot seed oil Caryophyllene Carvomenthenol
Carvone Cascarilla oil Caryophyllene oxide Caryophyllene alcohol
Castor oil Cassia bark oil Cassia extract Castoreum extract
Cocoa Cedarwood oil Cellulose fibre Cedryl acetate
Cedrol Cedar leaf oil Cellulose acetate Celery seed extract
Chlorophyll Cinnamaldehyde Chamomile flower oil Cellulose alkanoylalkanoates
Chocolate Chicory extract Cinnamyl alcohol Dandelion root extract
Cinnamic acid Cinnamon leaf oil Cinnamon leaf extract Cinnamyl acetate
Cubeb oil Cinnamyl butyrate Cinnamyl cinnamate Cinnamyl isobutyrate
Citral Citric acid Citronella oil Cinnamyl isovalerate
Citronella Citronellic acid Citronellyl acetate Citronellyl butyrate
Citronellol Citronellyl formate Citronellyl isobutyrate Citronellyl phenylacetate
Civet absolute Clary sage oil Clove oil Citronellyl propionate
Coffee extract Cognac oil Coriander oil Diethylpyrazine
Corn oil Corn syrup Corn silk Costus root oil
Cumin Cuminaldehyde para-Cymene Cyclamen aldehyde
Cypress oil Davana oil Damascone Damascenone
Decanal Decanoic acid delta-Decalactone gamma-Decalactone
Dextrin Diacetyl Diatomaceous earth Diammonium hydrogen phos.
Dibenzyl ether Diethyl sebacate Dihydroactinidiolide Diethyl methyl pyrazine
Decenal Cubeb oil Dihydrocoumarin Dimethoxybenzene
Deconal Diethyl Malonate Dihydrocarvyl acetate Dehydromenthofurolactone
Dodecalactone Dimethylpyrazine Dimethylpyrazine Dimethyltetrahydrobenzofuranone
Dill seed oil Furaneol Syringol Benzyl dimethyl carbinyl acetate
Elemene Diphenyl ether Dimethyl pyrazine Benzyl dimethyl carbinyl butyrate
Ethyl cinnamate Dimethyl phenol Dipotassium succinate Dimethyl cyclopentenolone
Elemol Erythrosine Dimethyl pyrazine Methyl-para-tolyl carbinol
Estragole Dodecalactone Dimethyl pyridine Dimethyl phenylethyl isobutyrate
Ethanol Ethyl acetate Dodecalactone Dimethyl styrene
Ethyl acrylate Ethyl benzoate Ethyl butyrate Ethyl-3,5-dimethyl pyrazine
Ethyl cellulose Ethyl decanoate Ethyl heptanoate Ethyl hydroxy methyl furanone
Ethyl formate Ethyl guaiacol Ethyl hexanoate Ethyl-2,5-dimethyl pyrazine
Ethyl lactate Ethyl laurate Ethyl isovalerate Ethyl vinyl acetate copolymer
Ethyl maltol Ethyl myristate Ethyl-cyclopentenolone Ethyl hydroxy ethyl cellulose
Ethyl nonanoate Ethyl octanoate Ethyl palmitate Ethyl-2-methyl butyrate
D-Fenchone Ethyl propionate Ethyl phenylacetate Ethyl octadecanoate
Ethyl oleate Ethyl pyridine Ethyl phenol Ethyl-2-methylpyrazine
Ethyl salicylate Ethyl valerate Ethyl-10-undecenoate Ethyl phenyl acetate
Eucalyptol Ethyl vanillin Eucalyptus oil Eugenyl methyl ether
Eugenol Farnesol Fennel sweet oil Formic acid
Fenugreek Fructose Apples Geranyl isobutyrate
Bananas Blackberries Blackcurrants Geranyl phenyl acetate
Dates Fig juice Grape juice Geranyl propionate
Pears Pineapples Plums Ginger oil
Raisins Raspberry Strawberry Furfuryl thiolformate
Geraniol Geranium rose oil Furfural alcohol Furfuryl methyl sulphide
Prunes Geranyl acetate Gentian root extract Glycerol-1,2-diacetate
Peaches Geranyl acetone Geranyl butyrate Glyceryl triacetate
Cherry Geranyl formate Glucose Guaiac gum extract
Galbanum oil Genet Geraniol Glycyrrhizin ammoniated
Apricots Glycerol Glyoxal Guaiac wood oil
Guaiacol Guaiol acetate Guar gum Gum tragacanth
Heptanone Heptadienal Heptalactone Hexadecenlactone
Heptenal Heptanoic acid Hexanedione gamma-Hexalactone
Hexanoic acid Leaf alcohol Hexen-2-al Hex-2-enyl acetate
Hexyl acetate Hexyl alcohol Hexenyl acetate Hexyl phenyl acetate
Honey Humic acid Hydrochloric acid Hydroxy benzoic acid
Hexanal Histidine Hydroxycitronellal Hydrolyzed milk solids
Hops oil Hydroxycitronellol Hydroxyisophorone Hydroxybutanoic acid lactone
Hyssop oil Isoamyl acetate Isoamyl benzoate Hydroxypropyl cellulose
Indigotine Immortelle oil Isoamyl butyrate (p-Hydroxyphenol)butanone
Indole alpha-Ionone beta-Ionone Isobutylphenyl acetate
Irone Isoamyl alcohol Isobornyl acetate Isoamyl cinnamate
Isobutyl acetate Isobutyl alcohol Isobutyl butyrate Isobutyl-3-methoxypyrazine
Iron oxides Isobutyraldehyde Isobutyl cinnamate Isobutyl phenethyl alcohol
Isophorone Isoamyl octanoate Isoamyl isovalerate Isoamyl phenylacetate
Isoeugenol Isobutyric acid 4-Keto isophorone Isoeugenyl methyl ether
Isopulegol Isobutyl acetate Isobutyl alcohol Isobutyl cinnamate
Isopentane Isoamyl formate Isopropyl alcohol 4-Keto dihydroisophorone
Labdanum Octanoic acid Isobornyl acetate Isopropyl myristate
Jasmine Lactic acid Isovaleric acid Juniper berry oil
Leucine Lavandin oil Lauric aldehyde Kola nut extract
Lecithin Lemon oil Lauric acid Lavender oil
Licorice Linalool oxide Lemongrass oil Linalyl butyrate
Linalool Lime oil Linaloe wood oil Linalyl acetate
Limonene Linalyl formate Linalyl isobutyrate Liquid Paraffin BP
Lovage oil Longosa oil Locust bean gum Magnesium acetate
Mace Magnesium chloride Magnesium carbonate Magnesium hydroxide
Maltol Magnesium oxide Magnesium lactate Magnesium phosphate
Malic acid Linden flowers Maltodextrin Methoxy benzaldehyde
Malt Methyl acetate Magnesium citrate Methoxy cinnamaldehyde
Menthol Mate distillate Menthyl isovalerate Mentha-1,8-dien-7-ol
Mandarin oil Menthyl acetate Mercaptomenthanone Methoxy cinnamaldehyde
Maple syrup Methyl guaiacol Magnesium tartrate Methoxy methyl pyrazine
Methyl anisate Methyl anisole Methoxy vinylphenol (para-Methoxyphenyl)propanone
Nerolidol Methyl cellulose Methyl acetophenone alpha-Methyl benzyl acetate
Nerol Methyl cinnamate Methyl butyraldehyde Methyl benzyl alcohol
Mimosa Methyl butyric acid Methyl butyraldehyde Methyl cyclopentenolone
Myrcene Methyl linoleate Methyl ethyl ketone Methyl-3,5-heptadienone
Mint oil Methyl linolenate Methyl heptanoic acid Methyl hydroxy ethyl cellulose
Mate leaf Methyl mercaptan Methyl hexanoic acid Methyl hydroxy propyl cellulose
Mandarin oil Methyl thiosilvane Methyl pentanoic acid Methyl-beta-naphthylketone
Musk pod Methyl sulphide Methyl quinoxaline Methyl-1-cyclopentadecanone
Jasmone Mullein flowers Methyl undecanal Methyl-hept-5-en-2-one
Methone Wild mint oil Garden mint oil Methyl-4-phenyl butyraldehyde
Maltodextrin Methyl pyrazine Methyl salicylate Methyl-2-pyrrolyl ketone
Molasses Musk ketone Methyl phenyl acetate Naphthyl methyl ether
Myrrh Methyl furfural Methyl isovalerate Naphthyl ethyl ether
Neroli oil Nonadien-1-ol Methyl benzoate gamma-Nonalactone
Mountain maple Mullein flowers Myristaldehyde Myristic acid
Nonanal Nonenal Nonanoic acid Octalactone
Nutmeg Oak moss Oak bark extract Octanoic acid
Octano Octanone Octen-3-o1 Opopanax oil
Octenal Octyl acetate Olibanum oil Olive oil
Orange leaf Orange blossoms Orange oil Orange peel oil
Origanum oil Orris root Palmarosa oil Palmitic acid
Oleic acid Opoponax oil Peruvian oil Pimenta leaf oil
Patchouli oil Pigment Yellow 13 Parsley seed oil Peach kernel oil
Pectin Pentane Pent-3-en-4-olide omega-Pentadecalactone
Pepper oil Peppermint oil Pentanedione Pigment Red 184
Petitgrain oil Phenethyl acetate Phenethyl alcohol Phenethyl isobutyrate
Patent Blue V Phenethyl valerate Phenethyl isovalerate Phenethyl phenylacetate
Pyridine Phenyl acetic acid Phenyl acetaldehyde Phenyl-3-buten-2-one
Pinene Phenyl-1-propanol Phenyl propionic acid2 Phenyl propionaldehyde2
Piperonal Potassium sorbate Phosphoric acid Phenylpropyl acetate
Ponceau 4R Polyvinyl alcohol Potassium carbonate Polyvinyl acetate homo-polymer
Plumb juice Pine needle oil Potassium chloride Pipsissewa leaf extract
Pyrrole Sodium chloride Potassium hydroxide Polyv. acetate alcohol copolymer
Propane Potassium phosphate Propenyl guaethol Propionic acid
Propyl acetate Propyl alcohol Propyl butyrate Propyl phenyl acetate
Propylene glycol Pyruvic acid Pyroligneous acid Ropylidenephthalide
Rhodinol Toasting flavors Quebracho bark Rhodinyl acetate
Rose water Rose oil Rosemary oil Rum ether
Saccharin Saffron Sage oil Salicylaldehyde
Rye extract Sclareolide Smoke flavor Sodium bisulphate
Shellac Sandalwood oil Silicic acid Sodium alginate
Skatole Sodium carbonate Sodium bicarbonate Sodium hydroxide
Sorbic acid Sodium phosphate Spearmint oil Spike lavender oil
Snakeroot oil Sodium acetate Sodium chloride Sodium citrate
Sorbitol Spiranol Whisky Brandy
Rum Starch Star anise oil Styrax gum
Sucrose syrup Tamarind extract Sunset Yellow FCF Tannic acid
Solanone Tangerine oil Sugar alcohols Sugars
Tarragon oil Tartaric acid Tartrazine Yellow Tea resinoid
Terpineol Terpinyl acetate Tetrahydroquinoxaline Menthofuran
Rose oxide Thiabendazole Red thyme oil Tetramethyl pyrazine
Thymol White thyme oil Titanium dioxide Tobacco extracts
Tolualdehydes Tolyl acetate Tolu balsam gum Tolyl-3-methylbutyrate
Tagetes oil Triacetin Thiazole Threonine
Triethyl citrate Tolyl phenylacetate Trichlorofluoromethane Undecalactone
Tuberose oil Turpentine oil Triethylene glycol Trimethyl cyclohexanone
Undecanal Urea Trimethyl pyrazine Valeraldehyde-N
Vinegar Valine Wild cherry bark Xanthan gum
Valerian root Valeric acid Valerolactone Vanilla beans and extract
Vanillin Veratraldehyde Vetiver oil Violet oil
Violet leaf Walnut extractables Wheat extract Wine
Wine sherry Ylang Ylang oil Xylenol Yeast


Sources:Permitted Additives to Tobacco Products in the United Kingdom, U.K. Dept. of Health, Oct. 2003;Ingredients in Cigarettes, Philip Morris International, 2004; Brown & Williamson, 599 Tobacco Additives




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