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What is the composition of cigarette smoke?

Thousands of chemicals make up cigarette smoke. Find out what the major chemicals are.

Cigarette smoke contains quite a cocktail of chemicals. [©Shutterstock, 2010]
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Cigarette smoke contains quite a cocktail of chemicals.

While cigarette smoke contains about four thousand chemicals. carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, and nicotine are some of the major components, with lesser amounts of acetone, acetylene, formaldehyde, propane, hydrogen cyanide, toluene.

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