Everyone knows about nicotine and its effects on tobacco smokers. But did you know that there are 4,799 other substances that can be released in tobacco smoke? And like nicotine, many of those can have serious health consequences.
Thousands of Deadly Chemicals: Smoking and Health introduces readers to many of the chemicals that are produced by a burning cigarette. Though tobacco additives are safe for human consumption, some can become potentially dangerous when burned.
The effect of smoking on the lungs is well known. But as readers of Thousands of Deadly Chemicals: Smoking and Health will discover, the effects of smoking extend beyond the lungs. They involve the entire body.
Thousands of Deadly Chemicals: Smoking and Health provides readers with the information necessary to make an informed decision about tobacco use.
Table of Contents
1 A Tobacco Primer 11
2 The Addictive Power of Nicotine 23
3 Tobacco: More Than Just Nicotine 37
4 The Hidden Ingredients in Cigarettes 51
5 A Deadly Cocktail 75
6 The Benefits of Quitting 95
Further Reading 104
For More Information 105
Picture Credits 111
Author/Consultant Biographies 112