The tip of a cigarette burns at 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit during the inhalation, so what happens when you mix chemicals with heavy metals at 1,700 degrees? How much cadmium and lead are you smoking, literally? What is this doing to your body, and what are the "genotoxic" and carcinogenic properties of the cigarette smoke that you inhale? Finally, do you know what the inorganic human carcinogenic compounds are, and are they making you less human?
Cigarette smoke is a complex mixture of chemicals. Cells in the human body are exposed to this toxic heavy metal combination and incur oxidative damage on the DNA level. The metal particles are carried in the cigarette smoke and inflict significant direct DNA damage, whether using "filtered" cigarettes or not. The result is a genotoxic response of different lung cell types to concentrations of complex combinations of heavy metals mixed with ammonia, herbicide and pesticide. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
THE IN-HUMAN CIGARETTEHow is smoking cigarettes changing your genes and your gene structure? What are the parts per trillion, billion and million that are depositing in your lungs and entering your blood stream? How do heavy metals found in tobacco smoke, such as cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), lead (Pb) and nickel (Ni), accumulate in tissues and fluids in the body? For how many years do these carcinogens affect smokers, long after they have quit the habit? Take a look:
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