Secondhand smoke has more than 4,000 chemicals. Many of these chemicals are toxic and cause cancer. You breathe in these chemicals when you are around someone who is smoking.
Formaldehyde: Used to embalm dead bodies
Benzene: Found in gasoline
Polonium 210: Radioactive and very toxic
Vinyl chloride: Used to make pipes
Chromium: Used to make steel
Arsenic: Used in pesticides
Lead: Once used in paint
Cadmium: Used to make batteries
Carbon monoxide: Found in car exhaust
Hydrogen cyanide: Used in chemical weapons
Ammonia: Used in household cleaners
Butane: Used in lighter fluid
Toluene: Found in paint thinners
It hurts you. It doesn’t take much. It doesn’t take long.