Chemicals in Cigarettes
There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes, and when they are burned, they create more than 4,000 chemicals. At least 50 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer and other health disparities.
Smoking causes coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Cigarette smoking causes reduced circulation as it narrows the blood vessels and increases the risk of developing peripheral vascular disease.
Smoking causes abdominal aortic aneurism (weakening of the aorta, the main artery in the heart).
Cigarette smoking causes lung disease such as emphysema, chronic airway obstruction, and bronchitis.