Saturday, October 10, 2009

Day 20: There is cyanide in my smokes?


Have you ever wondered what additives are in your idiotstick? Not just the usual Nicotine, but what the cigarette companies are allowed to add to "enhance the smoking experience"? Here is the list:

Acetone Cyanide Aluminum DDT/Dieldrin
Ammonia Ethenol Arsenic Formaldehyde
Benzene Hydrogen cyanide Butane Lead
Cadmium Methanol Carbon monoxide Nicotine
Carbon dioxide Tar Chloroform Vinyl Chloride

PLUS

* Acetanisole
* Acetic Acid
* Acetoin
* Acetophenone
* 6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane
* 2-Acetyl-3- Ethylpyrazine
* 2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran
* Acetylpyrazine
* 2-Acetylpyridine
* 3-Acetylpyridine
* 2-Acetylthiazole
* Aconitic Acid
* dl-Alanine
* Alfalfa Extract
* Allspice Extract,Oleoresin, and Oil
* Allyl Hexanoate
* Allyl Ionone
* Almond Bitter Oil
* Ambergris Tincture
* Ammonia
* Ammonium Bicarbonate
* Ammonium Hydroxide
* Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic
* Ammonium Sulfide
* Amyl Alcohol
* Amyl Butyrate
* Amyl Formate
* Amyl Octanoate
* alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde
* Amyris Oil
* trans-Anethole
* Angelica Root Extract, Oil and Seed Oil
* Anise
* Anise Star, Extract and Oils
* Anisyl Acetate
* Anisyl Alcohol
* Anisyl Formate
* Anisyl Phenylacetate
* Apple Juice Concentrate, Extract, and Skins
* Apricot Extract and Juice Concentrate
* 1-Arginine
* Asafetida Fluid Extract And Oil
* Ascorbic Acid
* 1-Asparagine Monohydrate
* 1-Aspartic Acid
* Balsam Peru and Oil
* Basil Oil
* Bay Leaf, Oil and Sweet Oil
* Beeswax White
* Beet Juice Concentrate
* Benzaldehyde
* Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal
* Benzoic Acid, Benzoin
* Benzoin Resin
* Benzophenone
* Benzyl Alcohol
* Benzyl Benzoate
* Benzyl Butyrate
* Benzyl Cinnamate
* Benzyl Propionate
* Benzyl Salicylate
* Bergamot Oil
* Bisabolene
* Black Currant Buds Absolute
* Borneol
* Bornyl Acetate
* Buchu Leaf Oil
* 1,3-Butanediol
* 2,3-Butanedione
* 1-Butanol
* 2-Butanone
* 4(2-Butenylidene)-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
* Butter, Butter Esters, and Butter Oil
* Butyl Acetate
* Butyl Butyrate
* Butyl Butyryl Lactate
* Butyl Isovalerate
* Butyl Phenylacetate
* Butyl Undecylenate
* 3-Butylidenephthalide
* Butyric Acid]
* Cadinene
* Caffeine
* Calcium Carbonate
* Camphene
* Cananga Oil
* Capsicum Oleoresin
* Caramel Color
* Caraway Oil
* Carbon Dioxide
* Cardamom Oleoresin, Extract, Seed Oil, and Powder
* Carob Bean and Extract
* beta-Carotene
* Carrot Oil
* Carvacrol
* 4-Carvomenthenol
* 1-Carvone
* beta-Caryophyllene
* beta-Caryophyllene Oxide
* Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract
* Cassia Bark Oil
* Cassie Absolute and Oil
* Castoreum Extract, Tincture and Absolute
* Cedar Leaf Oil
* Cedarwood Oil Terpenes and Virginiana
* Cedrol
* Celery Seed Extract, Solid, Oil, And Oleoresin
* Cellulose Fiber
* Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract
* Chicory Extract
* Chocolate
* Cinnamaldehyde
* Cinnamic Acid
* Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Bark Oil, and Extract
* Cinnamyl Acetate
* Cinnamyl Alcohol
* Cinnamyl Cinnamate
* Cinnamyl Isovalerate
* Cinnamyl Propionate
* Citral
* Citric Acid
* Citronella Oil
* dl-Citronellol
* Citronellyl Butyrate
* itronellyl Isobutyrate
* Civet Absolute
* Clary Oil
* Clover Tops, Red Solid Extract
* Cocoa
* Cocoa Shells, Extract, Distillate And Powder
* Coconut Oil
* Coffee
* Cognac White and Green Oil
* Copaiba Oil
* Coriander Extract and Oil
* Corn Oil
* Corn Silk
* Costus Root Oil
* Cubeb Oil
* Cuminaldehyde
* para-Cymene
* 1-Cysteine
# Dehydromenthofurolactone
# Diethyl Malonate
# Diethyl Sebacate
# 2,3-Diethylpyrazine
# Dihydro Anethole
# 5,7-Dihydro-2-Methylthieno(3,4-D) Pyrimidine
# Dill Seed Oil and Extract
# meta-Dimethoxybenzene
# para-Dimethoxybenzene
# 2,6-Dimethoxyphenol
# Dimethyl Succinate
# 3,4-Dimethyl-1,2 Cyclopentanedione
# 3,5- Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione
# 3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-Octatriene
# 4,5-Dimethyl-3-Hydroxy-2,5-Dihydrofuran-2-One
# 6,10-Dimethyl-5,9-Undecadien-2-One
# 3,7-Dimethyl-6-Octenoic Acid
# 2,4 Dimethylacetophenone
# alpha,para-Dimethylbenzyl Alcohol
# alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl Acetate
# alpha,alpha Dimethylphenethyl Butyrate
# 2,3-Dimethylpyrazine
# 2,5-Dimethylpyrazine
# 2,6-Dimethylpyrazine
# Dimethyltetrahydrobenzofuranone
# delta-Dodecalactone
# gamma-Dodecalactone
# para-Ethoxybenzaldehyde
# Ethyl 10-Undecenoate
# Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate
# Ethyl Acetate
# Ethyl Acetoacetate
# Ethyl Alcohol
# Ethyl Benzoate
# Ethyl Butyrate
# Ethyl Cinnamate
# Ethyl Decanoate
# Ethyl Fenchol
# Ethyl Furoate
# Ethyl Heptanoate
# Ethyl Hexanoate
# Ethyl Isovalerate
# Ethyl Lactate
# Ethyl Laurate
# Ethyl Levulinate
# Ethyl Maltol
# Ethyl Methyl Phenylglycidate
# Ethyl Myristate
# Ethyl Nonanoate
# Ethyl Octadecanoate
# Ethyl Octanoate
# Ethyl Oleate
# Ethyl Palmitate
# Ethyl Phenylacetate
# Ethyl Propionate
# Ethyl Salicylate
# Ethyl trans-2-Butenoate
# Ethyl Valerate
# Ethyl Vanillin
# 2-Ethyl (or Methyl)-(3,5 and 6)-Methoxypyrazine
# 2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol, 3-Ethyl -2 -Hydroxy-2-Cyclopenten-1-One
# 2-Ethyl-3, (5 or 6)-Dimethylpyrazine
# 5-Ethyl-3-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2(5H)-Furanone
# 2-Ethyl-3-Methylpyrazine
# 4-Ethylbenzaldehyde
# 4-Ethylguaiacol
# para-Ethylphenol
# 3-Ethylpyridine
# Eucalyptol
# Farnesol
# D-Fenchone
# Fennel Sweet Oil
# Fenugreek, Extract, Resin, and Absolute
# Fig Juice Concentrate
# Food Starch Modified
# Furfuryl Mercaptan
# 4-(2-Furyl)-3-Buten-2-One
# Galbanum Oil
# Genet Absolute
# Gentian Root Extract
# Geraniol
# Geranium Rose Oil
# Geranyl Acetate
# Geranyl Butyrate
# Geranyl Formate
# Geranyl Isovalerate
# Geranyl Phenylacetate
# Ginger Oil and Oleoresin
# 1-Glutamic Acid
# 1-Glutamine
# Glycerol
# Glycyrrhizin Ammoniated
# Grape Juice Concentrate
# Guaiac Wood Oil
# Guaiacol
# Guar Gum
# 2,4-Heptadienal
# gamma-Heptalactone
# Heptanoic Acid
# 2-Heptanone
# 3-Hepten-2-One
# 2-Hepten-4-One
# 4-Heptenal
# trans -2-Heptenal
# Heptyl Acetate
# omega-6-Hexadecenlactone
# gamma-Hexalactone
# Hexanal
# Hexanoic Acid
# 2-Hexen-1-Ol
# 3-Hexen-1-Ol
# cis-3-Hexen-1-Yl Acetate
# 2-Hexenal
# 3-Hexenoic Acid
# trans-2-Hexenoic Acid
# cis-3-Hexenyl Formate
# Hexyl 2-Methylbutyrate
# Hexyl Acetate
# Hexyl Alcohol
# Hexyl Phenylacetate
# 1-Histidine
# Honey
# Hops Oil
# Hydrolyzed Milk Solids
# Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins
# 5-Hydroxy-2,4-Decadienoic Acid delta- Lactone
# 4-Hydroxy-2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone
# 2-Hydroxy-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
# 4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone
# 2-Hydroxy-4-Methylbenzaldehyde
# 4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid Lactone
# Hydroxycitronellal
# 6-Hydroxydihydrotheaspirane
# 4-(para-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
# Hyssop Oil
# Immortelle Absolute and Extract
# alpha-Ionone
# beta-Ionone
# alpha-Irone
# Isoamyl Acetate
# Isoamyl Benzoate
# Isoamyl Butyrate
# Isoamyl Cinnamate
# Isoamyl Formate, Isoamyl Hexanoate
# Isoamyl Isovalerate
# Isoamyl Octanoate
# Isoamyl Phenylacetate
# Isobornyl Acetate
# Isobutyl Acetate
# Isobutyl Alcohol
# Isobutyl Cinnamate
# Isobutyl Phenylacetate
# Isobutyl Salicylate
# 2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypyrazine
# alpha-Isobutylphenethyl Alcohol
# Isobutyraldehyde
# Isobutyric Acid
# d,l-Isoleucine
# alpha-Isomethylionone
# 2-Isopropylphenol
# Isovaleric Acid
# Jasmine Absolute, Concrete and Oil
# Kola Nut Extract
# Labdanum Absolute and Oleoresin
# Lactic Acid
# Lauric Acid
# Lauric Aldehyde
# Lavandin Oil
# Lavender Oil
# Lemon Oil and Extract
# Lemongrass Oil
# 1-Leucine
# Levulinic Acid
# Licorice Root, Fluid, Extract and Powder
# Lime Oil
# Linalool
# Linalool Oxide
# Linalyl Acetate
# Linden Flowers
# Lovage Oil And Extract
# 1-Lysine]
# Mace Powder, Extract and Oil
# Magnesium Carbonate
# Malic Acid
# Malt and Malt Extract
# Maltodextrin
# Maltol
# Maltyl Isobutyrate
# Mandarin Oil
# Maple Syrup and Concentrate
# Mate Leaf, Absolute and Oil
# para-Mentha-8-Thiol-3-One
# Menthol
# Menthone
# Menthyl Acetate
# dl-Methionine
# Methoprene
# 2-Methoxy-4-Methylphenol
# 2-Methoxy-4-Vinylphenol
# para-Methoxybenzaldehyde
# 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-1-Penten-3-One
# 4-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
# 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Propanone
# Methoxypyrazine
# Methyl 2-Furoate
# Methyl 2-Octynoate
# Methyl 2-Pyrrolyl Ketone
# Methyl Anisate
# Methyl Anthranilate
# Methyl Benzoate
# Methyl Cinnamate
# Methyl Dihydrojasmonate
# Methyl Ester of Rosin, Partially Hydrogenated
# Methyl Isovalerate
# Methyl Linoleate (48%)
# Methyl Linolenate (52%) Mixture
# Methyl Naphthyl Ketone
# Methyl Nicotinate
# Methyl Phenylacetate
# Methyl Salicylate
# Methyl Sulfide
# 3-Methyl-1-Cyclopentadecanone
# 4-Methyl-1-Phenyl-2-Pentanone
# 5-Methyl-2-Phenyl-2-Hexenal
# 5-Methyl-2-Thiophenecarboxaldehyde
# 6-Methyl-3,-5-Heptadien-2-One
# 2-Methyl-3-(para-Isopropylphenyl) Propionaldehyde
# 5-Methyl-3-Hexen-2-One
# 1-Methyl-3Methoxy-4-Isopropylbenzene
# 4-Methyl-3-Pentene-2-One
# 2-Methyl-4-Phenylbutyraldehyde
# 6-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-One
# 4-Methyl-5-Thiazoleethanol
# 4-Methyl-5-Vinylthiazole
# Methyl-alpha-Ionone
# Methyl-trans-2-Butenoic Acid
# 4-Methylacetophenone
# para-Methylanisole
# alpha-Methylbenzyl Acetate
# alpha-Methylbenzyl Alcohol
# 2-Methylbutyraldehyde

This reads more like a lab experiment than a pleasurable experience. Doesn't it.

Today is my 20th day of Cold Turkey. It is also the 7th anniversary of my husband's death. I know that smoking contributed to his heart disease and his early death (he was only 54). I miss him every day and wish we could have just a little more time together.

If you do smoke, consider what you are doing to to your loved ones. Who will you leave behind? What their lives will be like. And then set a date and quit. It isn't easy, but it is rewarding.

To Alexander Münch, hang in there. You have fine sons and should be around a long time for them. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!

How to Quit Smoking






2 comments:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Nice list. All this without even asking?

It surely makes me crave for another one soon.

Debbie said...

I never understood smoking, but that's just me. I don't have an addictive personality, so I guess I'm lucky. The smoke stinks, dirty ashtrays smell. Plus they are so unhealthy.

Keep at it, you can do it!!!

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com