EXPLORE THE FACTS

  • Deaths
    Deaths
  • Effects
    Effects
  • Addiction
    Addiction
  • Marketing
    Marketing
  • Chemicals
    Chemicals
  • Hookah
    Hookah
  • Smokeless
    Smokeless
  • Vaping
    Vaping

Nicotine is the main chemical that makes tobacco addictive.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014. – Page 59

Ammonia, also found in cat pee, is added to cigarettes to make them more addictive.

SOURCE: Amsterdam, J. Van, A. Sleijffers, P. Van Spiegel, R. Blom, J. Van De Kassteele, M. Blokland, P. Steerenberg, and A. Opperhuizen. "Effect of Ammonia in Cigarette Tobacco on Nicotine Absorption in Human Smokers." U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2011. Web.

Social smoking can get you addicted.

SOURCE: DiFranza JR, Rigotti NA, McNeill AD, et al Initial symptoms of nicotine dependence in adolescents. Tobacco Control 2000;9:313-319. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths; Lynch BS, Bonnie RJ, editors. Growing up Tobacco Free: Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1994. 2, THE NATURE OF NICOTINE ADDICTION. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236759/

AMMONIA MAKES CIGARETTES MORE ADDICTIVE. IT IS ALSO FOUND IN:

SOURCE: Amsterdam, J. Van, A. Sleijffers, P. Van Spiegel, R. Blom, J. Van De Kassteele, M. Blokland, P. Steerenberg, and A. Opperhuizen. "Effect of Ammonia in Cigarette Tobacco on Nicotine Absorption in Human Smokers." U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2011. Web.

When asked why people smoke, a tobacco executive said, “To fill the time.”

Watch Moments in Tobacco History

SOURCE: DiFranza JR, Rigotti NA, McNeill AD, et al Initial symptoms of nicotine dependence in adolescents. Tobacco Control 2000;9:313-319. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths; Lynch BS, Bonnie RJ, editors. Growing up Tobacco Free: Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1994. 2, THE NATURE OF NICOTINE ADDICTION. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236759/

EXPLORE THE FACTS

  • Deaths
    Deaths
  • Effects
    Effects
  • Addiction
    Addiction
  • Marketing
    Marketing
  • Chemicals
    Chemicals
  • Hookah
    Hookah
  • Smokeless
    Smokeless
  • Vaping
    Vaping

Florida - Let The Facts Now Show You The Truth About The Dangers of Smoking. See Big Tobacco's Lies. View Effects of Smoking. Services: Tobacco Prevention, Tobacco Education, Tobacco Facts.