This is the list of chemicals contained in cigarettes that begin with the letter B. Some explanations of what they are have been included - the rest are a work in progress. Some are just scary! When we smoke cigarettes our bodies become overloaded with these ingredients 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 chemicals.
Many of the additives found in cigarettes are the same 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 nasties before they are added to our foods or our cigarettes?
Balsam Peru and Oil - resinous sap used in suppositories.
Basil Oil - oil from the herb.
Bay leaf, Oil and Sweet Oil - oil from the herb.
Beeswax White - yellow beeswax that has been chemically bleached
Beet Juice Concentrate - concentrate of sugar beet juice
Benzaldehyde - an organic compound
Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal -
Benzoic acid, Benzoin - used with salicylic acid to treat athletes foot and ringworm.
Benzoin Resin - balsamic resin from the bark of the styrax tree
Benzophenone - used in the printing industry
Benzyl Alcohol - used as topical anesthetic.
Benzyl Benzoate - clear oily liquid used to destroy lice and scabies.
Benzyl Cinnamate - derived from cinnamic acid and benzyl alcohol.
Benzyl salicylate - chemical compound most frequently used in cosmetics.
Bergamot Oil - oil from the rind of the bergamot orange
Bisabolene - a food additive - a sweetener
Black Currant Buds Absolute - unopened flower buds are used in perfume.
Borneol - a natural insect repellent used in Chinese medicine.
Bornyl Acetate - an essential oil
Buchu Leaf Oil - an essential oil with antiseptic properties
1,3-Butanediol - an alcohol used as a food flavouring.
2,3-Butanedione - gives butter its characteristic taste
1-Butanol - clear toxic liquid used a sorganic solvent.
2-Butanone - used in the manufacture of plastic and textiles.
Butter, Butter Esters, and Butter Oil - used in cooking.
Butyl acetate - used as a solvent in the manufacture of lacquer
Butyl butyrate - used to create sweet fruity flavours
Butyl butyryl lactate
Butyl isovalerate -
Butyl ndecylenate -
3-Butylidenephthalide - volatile oil.
Butyric Acid - fatty acid which occurs in rancid butter ia used in the pharmacuetical industry