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Cigarette, beware what it contains!

Beware what it contains! 

  • Every cigarette contains over 4,000 types of chemicals
  • 400 of them are poisonous and about 40 can cause cancer

Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke
Here are just some examples:

Nicotine
nicotine 
 

  • Causes addiction 
  • Makes blood clot readily, increasing the smoker's risk of heart attack 
 
Hydrogen Cyanide     
  • Poison used in gas chambers 
 
Polonium-20     
  • Radioactive substance 
 
Carbon Monoxide     
  • A dangerous gas found in car exhaust smoke 
  • Damages the inner lining of blood vessels and increases the deposit of fat on the blood vessel walls 
  • Increases the risk of heart attack  
 

Formaldehyde 

 
 
 
  • Used to embalm dead bodies 
 
Cadmium    
  • Chemcial found in car batteries 
 
Arsenic
arsenic 
 
 
  • White ant poison
 
Napthalene    
  • Killer ingredient found in mothballs  
 
Acetone     
  • Found in paint stripper 
 
Ammonia
ammonia 
 
 
  • Active ingredient in floor cleaner 
 
Tar    
  • Used to cover road surfaces 
  • Contains cancer-causing substances 
 
DDT    
  • A pesticide which kills ants and mosquitoes 
 


If you or your loved ones need help to quit smoking, call 6355 3000 (NHGP) / 6663 6847 (NUP) now or email to feedback@pharmacy.nhg.com.sg for an appointment with our pharmacists.

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