People who continue to smoke unaware of the detrimental effects that the habit can cause should really stop and take a reality check. Being addicted to smoking is an almost certain way to meet your maker a little sooner, and there have been sufficient scientific studies to endorse this claim. Besides, this is one drug that is administered with meticulous regularity, and the amount of smoke that average smokers inhales in a lifetime would have them subjecting their internal organs to a lot of substances that can play havoc.
While the dangers of smoking are being made public with regularity, a large number of people still remain unaware of what goes inside each 電子煙 that they smoke. Each cigarette contains chemicals that can kill if consumed in large quantities, and this should ideally make even the most casual of smokers a little wary. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the smoke that you inhale, do go through write-up till the very end.
Mainstream cigarette tobacco is derived from two main types of leaves. ‘Burley’ tobacco comes with 3.5 to 4 percent nicotine content and ‘Virginia’ tobacco has about 2.5 to 3 percent. Some cigarettes also come with blended tobacco and these could have as much as 10 percent of ‘Oriental’ tobacco which has less than 2 percent nicotine content. Additionally, cigarettes have fillers that are made using the by-products which result from the whole process of manufacturing cigarettes. The fillers comprise of by-products derived during the processing stage, various additives and flavourings, water, etc. The by-products comprise of:
1. Blended leaf sheets, which are made from dry tobacco dust paste, pectin, and stems of burley leaves that have been milled finely.
2. Improved or expanded stems, which are shredded stems that have first been rolled and flattened. Improved stems are steamed as opposed to being rapidly heated after being soaked as is the case with the expanded stems variant. Both these products differ in taste although they do look alike.
3. Reconstituted leaf sheets, which are made using recycled fine tobacco particles, stems, as well as other tobacco particulate that is collected during the processing stage. These sheets are made by first extracting chemicals from the by-products, then making sheets from the leftover fibre, then reapplying the extracted chemicals onto these sheets, and finally breaking it up into usable tobacco.
4. Expanded tobacco refers to whole tobacco which has been treated using supercritical CO2, which makes the tobacco puff up, and this is the kind of tobacco one can expect to find in ‘light’ cigarettes.
Do bear in mind that the usage of these by-products does vary from brand to brand.
This is the primary constituent that makes cigarette smoking enjoyable and addictive. In a small dose, nicotine can act as a brain simulant, but when the intake increases, it can work as a depressant, thereby inhibiting the signal flow in between nerve cells. When used continually, and in large quantities, nicotine can also affect blood vessels, the heart, lungs, etc.
Tar is a made up of a combination of substances and appears as a sticky substance within the smoker’s lungs. Each cigarette smoked constitutes for some of the tar being deposited in the lungs, and the tar content being inhaled does increase considerably towards the end of a cigarette.