Nicotine and tar are known as basic harmful elements found in a cigarette. However, cigarettes contain about 4,000 more substances which can be even more harmful. We will leave aside the nicotine and tar, and will try to mention some of the others you probably do not know.
Formaldehyde - a substance used to preserve dead bodies and protect them from decaying
Arsenic - Pure poison
Cyanide – poisonous gas used in gas chambers
Carbon monoxide - a gas that is deadly in large concentrations, and makes breathing more difficult in small concentrations
Naphthalene - Surely you have heard and know the white balls that are used against moths
Vinyl chloride - The substance used for making PVC
Cadmium - highly toxic metal that can be found in batteries
Acetone - Women well know what is acetone, it is a substance used for removing nail varnish
Ammonia - a substance usually found in cleaners for homes and toilets
This is a small part of the dangerous elements found in cigarettes, which smokers regularly inhale. After reading this consider whether it is worthwhile to try to quit smoking?