What Is In A Cigarette
Cigarettes contain lots of different chemicals. Check out what is in a cigarette and look at what else it is used for.
See if you can guess them all:
- Ammonia - Used in cleaning products, hair dyes and bleach.
- Butane - The gas used in lighters and gas fires.
- Methane - Often comes from cows and generally found in sewer gas.
- Radon and Polonium - Radon is a radioactive gas, Polonium is known better as fallout from nuclear bombs.
- Hydrogen cyanide - The poison used in gas chambers.
- Tar - This is what they use for road surfaces.
- Cadmium - Used in rechargeable batteries.
- Formaldehyde - Used for embalming dead bodies.
- Methanol - Otherwise known as rocket fuel.
- Acetone - Used in paint thinner and nail varnish remover.
- Benzene - The gas in Petrol fumes.
- Stearic Acid - An ingredient in candle wax.
- Copper - Yes the metal! Found in all the wires and cables in your house.
- DDT - An insecticide that was banned in 1972 due to cancer fears.
- Carbon monoxide - The gas that comes out of car exhausts.
- Bonus points as it's not on the picture - Nicotine.
More facts about cigarettes:
Nicotine is the drug in cigarettes that gets you hooked . Tar is the chemical that gets into your lungs. The carbon monoxide reduces how much oxygen you carry to your body.