SmokesNOJoke

Welcome to the parents section of "smoke's no joke". We aim to arm you with all the information you need to tackle family smoking issues.

What's in a cigarette?

A paper tube with chopped up tobacco leaf inside and a filter for the nasty stuff.


Danger

Cigarettes look deceptively simple and harmless. This is one of the reasons why it's so difficult to get across to people (especially children) that they do so much harm.


If just a few of the 4000 or more chemicals cigarettes contain were visible, maybe people would recognise the dangers they pose.


Each of the 4000 chemicals is there for a reason; some of them occur naturally in the tobacco plant, others such as pesticides and fertilisers are added during the growing process. A great many more chemicals are added in the process of making the cigarette taste nicer, last longer, look better and to make sure that nicotine reaches the brain as quickly as possible.


Jar of Tar

Tobacco

Cigarette tobacco is actually a blend of two leaf varieties. This leaf tobacco is supplemented with bits of stem and other parts of the plant that would otherwise be wasted.


Additives in tobacco include flavourings such as sugar, chocolate, vanilla, humectants (moisturisers to prolong shelf life) and water.



Filters

Made from cellulose acetate, filters cool the smoke slightly making it easier to inhale. They also trap some of the tar and smoke particles from the smoke to be inhaled.



Paper

The papers used also modify the delivery of nicotine and tar.

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