Still Smoking? Watch This

There is a common misconception that the tar in cigarettes is equivalent to the tar used on roads. As a result of this, cigarette companies in the United States, when prompted to give tar/nicotine ratings for cigarettes, usually use “tar”, in quotation marks, to indicate that it is not the road surface component. Tar is occasionally referred to as an acronym for (Total Aerosol Residue), a backronym coined in the mid-1960s.

The European Union currently limits the tar yield of cigarettes to 10 mg.

Tar when in the lungs coats the cilia causing them to stop working and eventually die, causing such conditions as lung cancer as the toxic particles in tobacco smoke are no longer trapped by the cilia but enter the alveoli directly.

This is really an eye opener of the damage we do do ourselves when smoking.

Note: Best book you should read on helping you to quit smoking is: “Allen Carr’s easyway”


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85 Responses to "Still Smoking? Watch This"

  1. Adrian Phillips  September 27, 2013 at 1:35 am

    ended at 4:20, coincidence? I think not..

  2. Andrew Lupan (@GemstoneStudios)  October 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Smoking is bad no matter how you look at it. I’m a smoker but I am trying to stop. I’m going to be switching to e cig and hopefully it helps me stop. Some people can quite cold turkey, but NOT ALL.

    that’s what really irritates me is when non smokers think all smokers can just quite anytime.

    • stan  October 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      I’ve been using e-cigs for the past few months and haven’t had a real smoke since. Make sure you do some research and go with a personal vaporizer. I would love to see this experiment done with the e-cigs too to show how less harmful they really are. Good luck with the switch to e-cigs. Your lungs with thank you for it!

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