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Tobacco Facts and Resources


1.  CDC/Tobacco Link

2
.  Tobacco and Youth Prevention Link

3
.  American Lung Assoc. (What's in a Cigarette) LINK

4.  Tobacco Free Kids LINK   

5.  FDA: E-Cigarettes LINK  

6.  Smokeless Tobacco (Cancer.org)  LINK  National Cancer Inst. Smokeless LINK



 

Here are a few of the chemicals in tobacco smoke, and other places they are found:

  • Acetone – found in nail polish remover
  • Acetic Acid –  an ingredient in hair dye
  • Ammonia – a common household cleaner
  • Arsenic – used in rat poison
  • Benzene – found in rubber cement
  • Butane – used in lighter fluid
  • Cadmium – active component in battery acid
  • Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes
  • Formaldehyde – embalming fluid
  • Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
  • Lead – used in batteries
  • Naphthalene – an ingredient in moth balls
  • Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
  • Nicotine – used as insecticide
  • Tar – material for paving roads
  • Toluene - used to manufacture paint




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