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Tobacco and chemicals

Tobacco and chemicals

Some of the chemicals associated with tobacco smoke include nicotine, ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, propane, methane, acetone, hydrogen cyanide, and various cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). Other chemicals that are associated with chewing or sniffing tobacco include aniline, naphthalene, phenol, pyrene, tar, and 2-naphthylamine.






Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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