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You won’t believe how many ingredients are in cigarette smoke

List of chemicals found in tobacco smoke

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When you smoke, the chemicals in each cigarette mix together to form a sticky goo. This tar sticks to the tiny hairs that line the insides of your lungs (the cilia) – hairs that are supposed to keep your lungs clean by sweeping out dirt and germs. When those hairs are covered in tar, they can’t do their job properly. This is why smokers cough – to spit up the dirt that’s caught in their lungs.


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