The health effects of burning tobacco smoking and tar.

Hello, this is Dawn here your A Clean Cigarette blogger. Thanks for joining us today.  As many of you may know one of the primary roles of this blog is to keep you informed. Not JUST informed on e-cigarettes but on a wide variety of topics that relate to e-cigarettes, vapor products and even burning tobacco products. With that in mind, I think we should revisit the facts behind burning tobacco products and the health effects they have on us.

There is a ton of information out there, from meme’s to studies and pretty much everything in between. In an effort to not reinvent the wheel I am going to use some of these sources to show the real issues behind burning tobacco, verse-making my own memes and diagrams. Each will be linked with its source so if you see some info that you would like MORE info on just click the image or link that will be provided.

Okay, let’s get started with a quick look at a few of the ingredients inside of a burning cigarette. This little info gram below is not a complete list by far. However, there are nearly 600 ingredients in a typical burning tobacco cigarette and a list that long takes up a lot of your time. If you are interested in more information regarding everything in a burning tobacco cigarette and a link to the Full list, Click Here.

The Most harmful ingredients in most burning tobacco cigarettes:


However, there is one other thing in a burning cigarette that is not on the ingredients list but definitely needs to be mentioned when we talk about the health effects of burning tobacco. That substance is TAR.

While tar is a byproduct, not an ingredient many experts claim that tar is, in fact, the deadliest part of a burning tobacco cigarette. Which is really quite impressive considering that it’s up against ingredients like arsenic, a deadly poison, and radon, a radioactive gas.

Health effects

Now we can see some of what would cause these burning tobacco-related health effects, now let’s see what parts of the body are affected.

That is a lot of potential damage for sure. Every single part of the human body is negatively affected in some way by smoking. In most cases, the effects are not minor either. Leukemia, which is blood cancer, ravishes the body and requires horrible treatments. Lung cancer and Emphysema kill tens of thousands of people a year and heart disease kills even more.

And that’s not it!

Here let’s take a look at another diagram that gives an even more in-depth picture of how burning tobacco use affects the body:


Amazingly destructive isn’t it? How something this deadly can be so easily accessed is mind-blowing.  (If you would like a copy of this image as a poster visit HERE, it’s not free but I must admit it gets the point across!)

I always like to find information from multiple sights. What do some of the more “trusted” groups have to say about the burning tobacco health risks? Let’s find out:


Cancer Research UK


I could go on but let’s be honest, they are all going to say the same thing because none of this is news. Not a single thing I have shown here is surprising to us as smokers. (Well except maybe the number of ingredients, I mean who woulda thunk it would take 600 ingredients to mimic a plant leaf wrapped in paper?)

We know how bad this stuff is making us feel. We also know we need to quit, but in spite of all this information, some of us can’t quit, like me. And that is where making the SWITCH comes in.

While not harmless and not “safe” especially for a non-smoker, A Clean Cigarette brand e-cigarettes are an updated alternative to burning tobacco cigarettes that will give you the throat hit, the nicotine and the feel that we smokers need but missing the 600 ingredients and Tar. Plus as an added bonus, you get to ditch the stink and the mess too!

Thank you

I know must of my readers here have already made the switch, but if you have loved ones who need to be reminded of how bad burning tobacco really is, feel free to print off some of the images here. Just right click an image and save it to your computer. Easy, Peasy. Its worth the work to show them the true health effects of burning tobacco.

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope this information is useful. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment below or visiting our Facebook page HERE. Also if you would like more information on A Clean Cigarette brand E-cigarettes please visit  Thanks again!!





PS: Here is some good stuff to look forward to after you quit all tobacco:




6 thoughts on “The health effects of burning tobacco smoking and tar.”

  1. I cannot believe I abused my body for over 42yrs. by smoking burning tobacco,I thank God for ACLEANCIGARETTE.Dawn the posters are an awesome reminder of the reasons Im so happy I switched my nicotine delivery.

  2. Great Blog this week ! When I was shopping for a burning tobacco alternative , one of the things that helped me decide were the ingredients in A Clean Cigarette. (I do the same when shopping for food for my family.) The least amount of ingredients is usually the better choice. I knew as far back as the early 90’s that my cigarettes tasted like ammonia but still kept using them. I am so glad I ” changed brands”.

  3. I enjoyed this blog!!! I would like to see the poster displayed in our stores. I am so glad I made the switch! Loretta

  4. Dawn this chart would be good in the stores , because now people who have made the switch to A Clean Cigarette can handle the facts on Burning Tobacco . When I smoked I could not handle the Truth , I Did not want to know , now people could appreciate the truth , and get motivated to talk to there smoking friends , Rock and Roll Thanks Cary

  5. Thank you for the the break down. Like how it shows the effects it has on the hole body. That not a lot of people think about before or as being a smoker.

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