These are the Chemicals that Start With the Letter T, U, V, X, Y and Z

This is the list of chemicals contained in cigarettes that begin with the letter T, U, V, X, Y and Z. When we smoke cigarettes our bodies become overloaded with chemicals and quite often when we quit smoking we become unwell or sometimes violently ill for a while. This is due to the body learning to function in the absence of these extra ingredients.

Many substances found in cigarettes are additives that are found in our processed foods and this is why they have been approved by our Government watchdogs - but what about the other additives? When a chemical is clearly a nasty solvent how does that get approval? How much research goes into checking out these extra additives before they are added to our foods or our cigarettes? Does the composition of a substance change when it is burned and if so what does it change into - something poisonous?

Tagetes Oil
Tannic Acid
Tartaric Acid
Tea Leaf and Absolute
alpha-Terpineol
Terpinolene
Terpinyl Acetate
5,6,7,8-Tetrahydroquinoxaline
1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclo(8.3.0.0(4,9))Tridecane
2,3,4,5, and 3,4,5,6-Tetramethylethyl-Cyclohexanone
2,3,5,6-Tetramethylpyrazine
Thiamine Hydrochloride
Thiazole
L-Threonine
Thyme Oil, White and Red
Thymol
Tobacco Extracts
Tocopherols (mixed)
Tolu balsam Gum and Extract
Tolualdehydes
para-Tolyl 3-Methylbutyrate
para-Tolyl Acetaldehyde
para-Tolyl Acetate
para-Tolyl Isobutyrate
para-Tolyl Phenylacetate
Triacetin
2-Tridecanone
2-Tridecenal
Triethyl Citrate
3,5,5-Trimethyl-1-Hexanol
para,alpha,alpha-Trimethylbenzyl Alcohol
4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-1-Enyl)But-2-En-4-One
2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-Ene-1,4-Dione
2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl Methan
4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl)But-2-En-4-One
2,2,6-Trimethylcyclohexanone
2,3,5-Trimethylpyrazine
L-Tyrosine

delta-Undercalactone
gamma-Undecalactone

Undecanal
2-Undecanone,1
0-Undecenal
Urea
Valencene
Valeraldehyde
Valerian Root Extract, Oil and Powder
Valeric Acid
gamma-Valerolactone
Valine
Vanilla Extract And Oleoresin
Vanillin
Veratraldehyde
Vetiver Oil
Vinegar
Violet Leaf Absolute
Walnut Hull Extract
Water

Wheat Extract And Flour
Wild Cherry Bark Extract
Wine and Wine Cherry
Xanthan Gum
3,4-Xylenol
Yeast


A B C D E F-H I-L M N-O P Q-R-S

The reasons that cigarette companies offer for all of these additives is that they are needed as fillers, flavour enhances and to keep the cigarette burning. When people first started smoking they had tobacco rolled up and that seemed good enough for them otherwise the habit would not have caught on - so why is it now necessary to add all these other things? I think it is closer to the truth to say that by adding all of these other ingredients the cigarette companies can increase their profits - simple as that.

Some of the substances listed above actually sound quite innocent; vanilla, tea leaf and wild cherry all sound healthy. Perhaps they are used to hide the bitter flavours of some of the other ingredients. How exciting to actually see that there are some tobacco extracts in there!

Pages of Interest:


The Electronic Cigarette.

Reasons to Quit Smoking.

Hypnosis.

Anxiety.

Emphysema.

Pulmonary Hypertension.


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