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Step up to a Healthier You with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit


an extinguished cigarette butt

What's in a Cigarette?

Nicotine is responsible for the addiction, but other chemicals contribute to its addictive effects. There are over 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette which include:

  • Tar
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Acetone
  • Ammonia
  • Arsenic
  • Formaldehyde
  • Cadmium
  • Shellac
  • Benzene
  • Cyanide