This is the list of chemicals contained in cigarettes that begin with the letter C. 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 nasties 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 all of these additives.
Many chemicals 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 awful ingredients before they are added to our foods or our cigarettes?
Cadinene - occurs in essential oils.
Caffeine - a stimulant
Calcium Carbonate - an ingredient of cement
Camphene - used in perfume and as a food flavouring.
Cananga Oil - used in aromatherapy
Capsicum Oleoresin- pepper spray
Caraway Oil - used in spices and breads
Caramel colour - food colouring
Carbon Dioxide - colourless odourless gas produced by the oxidation of carbon.
Cardamom Oleoresin, Extract, Seed Oil, and Powder
Carob Bean and Extract
beta-Carotene - vitamin A and ultraviolet screening agent.
Carrot Oil - food flavouring
Carvacrol - food additive to prevent bacterial growth
L-Carvone - oil found in caraway seeds
beta-Caryophyllene - a constituent of clove oil
beta-Caryophyllene Oxide - a constituent of many essential oils
Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract - used as a fumigant
Cassia Bark Oil - a spice
Cassie Absolute and Oil - for flavouring
Castoreum Extract, Tincture and Absolute - from the anal glands of the beaver used for fragrance
Cedar Leaf Oil - used in soaps and perfumes
Cedarwood Oil Terpenes and Virginiana - natural pesticide
Cedrol - found in essential oils
Celery Seed Extract, Solid, Oil, And Oleoresin - used in perfumes and pharmaceuticals
Cellulose Fibre - colourless insoluble, indigestible transparent solid - the cell walls of plants.
Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract - used externally as an antiseptic for wounds.
Chicory Extract - coffee substitute - mild laxative.
Chocolate - flavouring
Cinnamaldehyde - the liquid that gives cinnamon its flavour
Cinnamic Acid - used in the perfume industry
Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Bark Oil, and Extract - used in the perfume industry
Cinnamyl Acetate - used in perfumes
Cinnamyl Alcohol - used in deodorants
Cinnamyl Cinnamate - perfume industry
Cinnamyl Isovalerate - perfume industry
Cinnamyl Propionate - perfume industry
Citral - aroma compound with citrus effect
Citric Acid - extract from limes and lemons used as flavouring agent in food.
Citronella Oil - used in soap, candles and perfumes
dl-Citronellol - used in insect repellants
Civet Absolute - essential oil
Clary Oil - essential oil
Clover Tops, Red Solid Extract
Cocoa - flavouring
Cocoa Shells, Extract, Distillate And Powder - flavourings
Coconut Oil - fragrance and flavour
Coffee - flavour
Cognac White and Green Oil -
Copaiba Oil - used in making lacquer
Coriander Extract and Oil - flavouring
Corn Oil - cooking oil also used in paints, soaps and salves
Corn Silk - used in cough mixtures
Costus Root Oil
Cubeb Oil - essential oil
Cuminaldehyde - cosmetics and perfume industry
para-Cymene - essential oil
L-Cysteine - amino acid found in body proteins an important source of sulfur.