Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What's in that Cigarette?

So what is in that cigarette? No one except the tobacco industry really seems to know. With the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of June 2009 the FDA now has the authority to find out what exactly everyone is smoking. It has been speculated, and in some cases even proven through lab tests, that cigarette makers include extra ingredients to enhance the impact of nicotine in a persons body by making them more addictive. We also do not know exactly how much nicotine is included in cigarettes and other tobacco products, studies have shown that the amount of nicotine has increased over time, further limiting ones chances of quitting. Hopefully we will finally know how harmful cigarettes really are after the FDA identifies all of their ingredients.

Here is an article on the FDA's new study: What's in a Cigarette? FDA to Study Ingredients - ABC News

Also as a side note, how depressing is it that the picture in this article was taken at the Red Key Tavern? Do we need more proof that we smoke too much than to be identified by the national news? There is a reason we have the 2nd highest smoking rate in the nation...

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