Cigarettes contain a mixture of hundreds of chemicals, many of which are known to be harmful to human health. Some of the most dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes include:
Nicotine: A highly addictive substance that is responsible for the "buzz" associated with smoking.
Tar: A mixture of chemicals that can cause lung cancer and other serious health problems.
Carbon monoxide: A toxic gas that can lead to heart disease and lung damage.
Formaldehyde: A carcinogenic chemical that is used to preserve dead bodies.
Ammonia: A cleaning agent that can cause respiratory problems.
Acrolein: A herbicide that can cause lung damage.
Arsenic: A poison that can cause cancer and other serious health problems.
Lead: A toxic heavy metal that can cause brain damage and other serious health problems.
Cadmium: A toxic heavy metal that can cause kidney damage and other serious health problems.
Nitrosamines: Carcinogenic compounds found in tobacco.
On the other hand, e-cigarettes and vapes typically contain a much smaller number of chemicals than cigarettes. The main ingredients of e-liquid or vape juice are:
Nicotine (depending on the desired strength)