Asked in Tobacco and Tobacco Products
What carcinogens are in tobacco products?
It is known that use of tobacco products causes cancer, and chemical analysis has identified many components of tobacco that are known or believed to cause cancer, but it is unclear which components or components are primarily responsible for the cancer causing properties of tobacco. (Some of those components are present at very, very low levels, and the burning of tobacco will actually create additional chemicals that do not exist in the unburned product. See the related link, below, for a Wikipedia list...
Asked in Health, History, Politics & Society, Science
What ingredients are in cigaretts?
Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. ...
Marijuana smoke has fewer cancer-causing chemicals than tobacco smoke?
One "joint" of marijuana has more cancer causing chemicals then one cigarette. But the difference is that marijuana also contains a chemical that helps prevent the growth of cancer. Marijuana has been proven that it does not cause lung cancer. --- Marijuana was added to the Proposition 65 List of Chemicals known to the State of California to cause CANCER on June 19, 2009. Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing chemicals than tobacco smoke. Many of the newer, stronger "designer" varieties have...
Asked in Medication and Drugs
What drug is cigaretts?
Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Nicotine is the drug in tobacco that makes smoking a powerful addiction. ...
Asked in Cigarettes
Which cigarette ingredient is the main cause of cancer?
If ALL smokers developed cancer and ONLY smokers developed cancer and the medical profession knew HOW cancer developed, they may be in a position to hazard an educated GUESS. (Note that ALL plants contain the same "ingredients", or their equivalents, as tobacco.) What is known is that cancer is a multi-factorial condition, i.e. there is not a single "cause" but there are a number of contributing factors, some known, some suspected and some completely unknown. ...
Asked in Cancer, Cigars, Cigarettes
Is it true that when tobacco is burned in a cigarette or cigar the smoke contains chemicals and other properties which are known or suspected to cause cancer?
I believe it is the combination of the chemicals that causes cancer, and not just one single chemical. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals! More than 50 of these chemicals are known or suspected to cause cancer. ...
How does tar in tobacco effect the body?
Among other things, it causes cancer of the mouth, tongue, throat, esophagus and lungs. It has also been implicated in a variety of other ailments, including liver disorders. Finally, many of the ingredients are known to be poisonous. ...
Asked in Cigarettes
What are facts about a DARE report?
1)There are 200 known poisons in cigarette smoke 2)Over 400,000 people die because of tobacco related causes 3)Marijuana has more tar the cigarette 4)Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more of some cancer causing chemicals than tobacco smoke ...
Do tobacco products have poisons in the leaf or are they added?
There is quite enough poison in natural tobacco. Cigarette companies use many additives to manipulate flavor, nicotine content, and other characteristics of the tobacco product. Tobacco products are used because people like the effect of nicotine, a vegetable poison found in tobacco and a number of other plants. The plants use it to repel bugs, and to discourage crowding by other kinds of plants. Burning tobacco also releases coal tars and other chemicals, a number of which are known carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals). ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Microbiology
What are some disease can tobacco cause?
Diseases that tobacco can cause: Oral cancer, Lung cancer. It can contribute to Heart Disease and Strokes. Tobacco has over 800 KNOWN toxic chemicals that can cause severe disease of ANY organ. These are just a FEW conditions. I suggest you contact the American Lung Association for further information. ...
Asked in Health, Tobacco and Tobacco Products, Smoking and Tobacco Use, Medication and Alcohol Interactions
Tobacco smoke contains which gas?
Carbon Monoxide, but there are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke 50 of those are known to cause cancer in humans. Ammonia is also used for flavouring and also frees nicotine from tobacco turning it into a gas. ...
Asked in Cancer
How long do you smoke till you get cancer?
This question has no real answer. First not everyone who smokes will get cancer though 90 percent of lung cancer is smoking related, second people develop cancer at different rates, so one person could develop cancer after a year of smoking , someone who smokes may never develop cancer. Also, there are several other factors that determine if you will develop cancer including the amount of carcinogens you are exposed to, age, genetics and environment factors. It should also be noted that...
Asked in Cancer
What is a carcinogen?
A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide or radiation that is an agent directly involved in the exacerbation of cancer or in the increase of its propagation. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. ... carcinogenic - causing or tending to cause cancer; "the carcinogenic action of certain chemicals" Carcinogenesis (the creation of cancer), is the process by which normal cells are transformed into cancer cells.any substance that produces cancer carcinogenesis - The creation...
Does smoking weed kill people?
Weed can kill people, because it is normally mixed with tobacco. the ratio doesnt matter as it still mixes together, therefore making the herbs and the tobacco travel through your lungs damaging it, also known as lung cancer, lung cancer leads to death. ...