Let me just say I hate smoking. In all forms. As in really hate it. If you need something in your body (or think you do) eat it or drink it. Your lungs are one of the quickest ways to provide an uptake of any substance - up there with the minute blood vessels under your tongue, into your veins and through your skin.
But why are cigarettes the main focus of modern poisoning?
Do you know the ingredients?
What if the real issue is not the cigarette but the actual smoking act itself? You wouldn't consider eating arsenic - would you smoke it? Or inject it? Let's think about that.
You quite probably are already.
Did you know that many skin care products and medicines actually parallel cigarettes in toxic substances? But they are okay because some invisible entity says so? Did you ask? Read? Actually look into it?
Nope, fancy packaging and promotion is the key factor in most choices today.
So where am I going with this? Below is a list of just some of the known cigarette ingredients - many inert and harmless in their natural state - but if smoked or injected then they can and do kill. Then I am going to list the active, dangerous ingredients and let you know you are most likely ingesting or absorbing them into your body every single day - by choice.
WHAT'S IN A CIGARETTE (more importantly, why? If people just want a calming nicotine hit - why can't you drink the tea?)
Ammonia: Household cleaner * Arsenic: Used in rat poisons
Benzene: Used in making dyes, synthetic rubber *
Citric acid *
DDT: A banned insecticide *
Ethyl Furoate: Causes liver damage in animals * Methoprene Megastigmatrienone
Maltitol * Napthalene Methyl isocyanate
Acetone (Nail Polish Remover) *
Ammonia (Floor/Toilet Cleaner) *
Arsenic (Poison) *
Butane (Cigarette Lighter Fluid) *
Cadmium (Rechargeable Battery) *
Carbon Monoxide (Car Exhaust) *
DDT /Dieldrin (Insecticides) *
Ethanol (Alcohol) *
Formaldehyde (Body Tissue Preservative) *
Hexamine (Barbecue Lighter) *
Hydrogen Cyanide (Gas Chamber Poison)
Methane (Swamp Gas)
Methanol (Rocket Fuel) *
Naphthalene (Mothballs) *
Nicotine (Insecticide/Addictive Drug) *
Nitrous Oxide *
Phenols (Disinfectant) *
Stearic Acid (Candle Wax) *
Toluene (Industrial Solvent) *
Mercury (often removed from labels but not product) *
Polysorbate 80 *
Polysorbate 20 *
Most readers by this point have already switched off. Too much to consider, really.But seriously, if you are unwell and there is no 'known reason' then you really need to stop being lazy, sit up and take notice. You will notice I placed an asterisk before many of the above ingredients which are questionable to say the least. Yes, the above are ALL poisons. But those with an asterisk are also in everyday products you most likely allow to be put into and INTO your body. You may read labels - but do you read them all? When you are prescribed a medication do you ask if there is engine degreaser in the binder?
Thisasterisk indicates that ALL of these ingredients, and more, are found in everyday products we knowingly or unknowingly consume and give to our children, pets, elderly and even terminally ill.
Now, where else do you think these ingredients are found? For one, nicotine is found in a massive quantity in local anaesthesia - there is no secret to the research showing high incidence of cancers - including lung cancer - among people who have had many procedures requiring local anaesthetics. But what else?
Every single one of those ingredients with an asterisk is found in one very trusted, valued, and even worshipped item - but more of that later.
Something that has reached fever pitch, intended for good, believed to be one of the most important aspects of life in the 21st century, believed to bring about health like no other thing on the planet. Yet it has easily an equal number of professional opponents and formal scientific research proving dangers, as smoking does - and like smoking research once was, is still ignored - and quite likely the leading cause of death in the world today. Most definitely, alongside poor diet, one of the leading causes of both acute and chronic illness in the world today.
Why aren't people listening? Why aren't so-called health leaders up in arms? Why don't all the 'get your flu shots' come with horrific health warnings like their vapourous counterparts? After all, they are responsible for more suffering and danger than all the illicit, illegal drugs put together.
Let's put aside the monkey cells, pig, mouse and cow cells, antibiotics, aborted foetal cells etc being injected - ethics aside, what of known carcinogens? Why do we have just the one scapegoat? Laziness? Ignorance? Downright stupidity? Worship of all things medical related?
Of course, there are far more questionable ingredients in both cigarettes and vaccines - just too many for it to be shared easily when you do the deed. So before you do either, why not actually look into what you are doing to your body? Or that of your child.
Please think about it.
Post script - thousands of pharmaceutical medications are in existence. Have you looked at the ingredients in your medication or are you of the belief that they just contain a magical medicine that will mask your symptoms? What if most of your health issues have been self inflicted by complete ignorance?