Sunday, 14 July 2013

Letter 110: Transparency, gone up in a puff of smoke


Dear Dave,
Dearie me. First Andy Coulson, now Lynton Crosby. Pure coincidence I'm sure, but once again, it does appear that money talks for your Conservative led government. How worrying that the interests of big business takes priority over the health of our children.Whatever happened to your pre election promise of cleaning up politics?Transparently, it's disappearing like a puff of smoke... 
Yours, etc

List of ingredients found in cigarettes:
Acetone (solvent)
*Naphtylamine
Methanol (used as rocket fuel)
*Pyrene
Naphtalene (moth repellant)
Nicotine (used as a herbicide and insecticide)
*Cadmium (used in batteries)
Vinyl chloride (used in plastic materials)
Carbon monoxide (found in exhaust fumes)
Cyanhydric acid (was used in gas chambers)
Ammoniac (detergent)
*Urethane
Toluane (industrial solvent)
Arsenic (lethal poison)
*Dibenzacridine
*Polonium 210 (a radioactive element)
DDT (insecticide)

*known carcinogenic substances "

6 comments:

Kate Upton said...
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Marry Thomas said...
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what is carbon monoxide said...

When carbon monoxide is released, in combustion etc. , what happens to it once it is in the air - it can't just disappear. Does it go into the atmosphere and affect global warming or does it somehow get diffused out of the air?

Bern O'Donoghue said...

Good question. Will go and see if I can find the answer.

ClickaCIG said...

Hell yeah!! I couldn't agree with yourself more. There's some crazy sh*t found in traditional smoking. What's worse, their seductive promotions simply diverts them all. Cigarettes are way more dangerous than most people think. Those chemicals are not even half of it.

Anyways, here's a descriptive pic on what you just mentioned earlier about the chemicals found in cigarettes
http://stopcigarettes.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/nefajci06.gif

Bern O'Donoghue said...

Indeed. Thanks for the pic ;-)