Cigarettes can contain lighter fuel, bleach, arsenic, and cyanide.

Would you smoke that?

What’s in a cigarette?

  • Lots of things are added to cigarettes, they’re not just chopped up tobacco leaves!
  • There are over 4000 ingredients and 43 are known to be carcinogenic.
  • A carcinogenic substance, or a carcinogen, is something that can cause cancer.
  • Chemicals added to cigarettes can enhance how the body reacts to nicotine, making it more addictive.
  • They can make it easier to inhale tobacco smoke and make your body able to tolerate such toxic levels of cigarette smoke.


Find out more about some of the ingredients below