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Chemicals in Tobacco Products and Your Health


You probably know that cigarette smoking kills you. You probably know that cigarettes contain chemicals—a mix of over 7,000 chemicals, in fact—that can cause diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and COPD.1 You may not know that other tobacco products, like e-cigarettes, hookah, and smokeless tobacco, contain some of the same chemicals as cigarettes. What are these chemicals, and how might they affect your health?

Source: U.S Food and Drug Administration (2020). Chemicals in Tobacco Products and your health.