What is in a cigarette? By Kasia and Pamela ? ?
What’s inside a cigarette? There are a lot of substances inside a cigarette that you would not expect there to be. Some of them are:
Secret Ingredients of Cigarettes Here are some of the substances used in cigarettes that are listed out to the public for the first time: • Sugar • Menthol • Artificial Milk Chocolate • Valerian Root Extract • Cedarwood Oil • Isolvaleric Acid • Water • Vanilla Extracts
Poorer People Tend to Smoke The statement above is true: 84% of people living in developing countries smoke, for example people in Bangladesh, use up about ten more times money for tobacco then education. Tobacco in developing countries also causes a high illiteracy rate because little money is spend on education.
Second Hand Smoke • Second Hand Smoke is the substance that is let out once the cigarette is burned. • It can be also known as ETS (enviromental tobacco smoke.) • People which stand next to a smoking person and are involuntarily made to breath in the smoke are called passive smokers. • Each year, 3,000 nonsmokers die of lung cancer from second hand smoke.
Survey To raise awarness, children made a campaign and a website called: ‘What are you Smoking?’ This survey concluded that during two weeks more teens (49%) remember tobacco avertisements rather than adults (29%). This is probably because of the enormous amounts of money that are spend on advertising- $42 million a day which often target teens.
Quick Facts • Half of the people who smoke today- about 650 million – will die of a tobacco-related illness. • Tobacco is the second highest death cause of on Earth. • On average, smokers die about 13-14 years earlier than no-smokers. • Each cigarette takes from 5-10 minutes of your life (it might seem little, but for someone who smokes around 30 cigarettes a day, each day will cause him to die even 300 minutes earlier, which is already 5 hours less of life each day!) • Nearly 21% of Americans are current smokers.
‘What’s in a Cigarette?’ Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPtCZawoIbw