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Can Formaldehyde Exposure Come From Cigarettes?

Formaldehyde is a flammable, colorless gas that has strong odor. Whilst the human body naturally produces a small amount of formaldehyde, most of this gas is released into the environment by burning fuels and household wastes. It is a crucial ingredient in many household products and construction materials like permanent-press fabrics, fiberboard, plywood and so much more. It is also combined with alcohol to produce formalin - the substance used to preserve dead tissue....(more)

Cigarette Ingredients, Smoke, and Their Effect on Your Body

The ingredients used in the manufacturing of cigarettes include nicotine, ammonia, DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), arsenic, carbon monoxide and tar, ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. Each of these ingredients affects your body differently and it is important to know how it affects your overall health with each puff you smoke....(more)

What's in a Cigarette?

Smoking is bad for your health no matter what way you look at it. The reason smoking is bad for your health relates to the ingredients inside the cigarette. Some are addictive and others cause cancer. What's in a cigarette exactly?...(more)

Is There Nicotine in Cigars and Are They Addictive?

Many people who smoke cigars do so thinking that cigars aren't as addictive as cigarettes and that there isn't as much nicotine in these smoking products. The truth may surprise them. Cigars do indeed have nicotine in them, among other ingredients that may be harmful to your health. If you're smoking cigars because you believe they are a safer alternative to cigarettes, there is some information below you need to consider....(more)

Health Effects

24 Facts about Smoking You Probably Did Not Know

To what extent does smoking impact your health and the health of everyone else around you? What are the other dangers of smoking? Below are 20 shocking facts about smoking that you probably didn't know....(more)

5 Major Consequences of Smoking on Your Brain

The Smokefree Health Harms, initiated by the Public Health England (PHE), will possibly encourage more smokers to quit smoking for good this 2014 by vividly showing the gruesome effects of tobacco in the brain and other vital bodily organs.So how does smoking damage the brain?...(more)

9 Facts About Cigarettes and Nicotine

Are you still smoking despite knowing how much harm you stand to gain from cigarettes? The fact is that it is hard to quit smoking, but the sobering fact is that with every cigarette you light up you are causing more harm to your body. It is important to keep reminding yourself what harm you are subjecting your body with each cigarette in order to finally get the realization that you need to quit smoking....(more)

Society and Culture

Tobacco Use Among Women: 10 Interesting Facts

Who tend to smoke more, men or women? Are there differences between the smoking patterns between them? Do they need different quit strategies? Let's find out....(more)

Should Cigarette Smoking be Banned?

Under Supreme Court precedent a federal cigarette ban passed by Congress would unquestionably be constitutional. Cigarettes could be banned under Federal drug laws which operate underneath the authority of Article, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution. This blog post discusses the pros and cons of such a ban:...(more)

Second Hand Smoke and Children

According to the 2006 U.S. Surgeon General's Report, there is "no safe level" of exposure to second hand smoke. An estimated 88 million non-smokers in the United States were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2007-2008. Children are at particular risk for exposure to secondhand smoke....(more)