What are the 200 poisons in cigarettes?

  • Acetone - also found in finger nail polish remover
  • Ammonia - used in household cleaning compounds
  • Arsenic - commonly used in rat poison.
  • Butane - key ingredient in lighter fluid
  • Cadmium - active component in battery acid
  • Carbon Monoxide - the same gas released from your car's exhaust system
  • DDT/Dieldrin - a poison used in commercial insecticides
  • Ethanol - alcohol
  • Hydrogen Cyanide - yet another lethal poison
  • Methane - gas released from the bowels (now there's a nice thought)
  • Methanol - component of rocket fuel
  • Napthalene - ingredient used in mothballs
  • Nicotine - yet another insecticide, and a highly addictive substance
  • Stearic Acid - found in candle wax
  • Toluene - industrial strength cleaning solvent
  • Fungicides and pesticides -- Cause many types of cancers and birth defects.
  • Cadmium -- Linked to lung and prostate cancer.
  • Benzene -- Linked to leukemia.

other persons:


Carbon monoxide


Arsenic (Used in rat poison)

DDT (Banned Insecticide)

Acetone (Paint stripper)


Butane (Lighter fluid)

Hydrogen Cyanide (Extremely deadly poison)

Nickel (Metal that is toxic)

Cadmium (Linked to cancer)

Benzene (Linked to Leukemia)

Polonium (Radioactive element that is related to uranium)

More to come...