The tar found in cigarette smoke is the brown sticky substance that is left behind on the end of the cigarette filter. But it doesn't stop at just the filter, it is responsible for the stains on smokers' teeth, turns fingers brown and coats everything it touches with a brownish-yellow film, including your lungs!
The tar in cigarette smoke paralyzes the cilia (the cilia are tiny hair-like structures that line the bronchus and help protect the lungs from debris and microorganisms) and contributes to lung diseases such as Emphysema, Bronchitis and Lung Cancer.
EVO Electronic Cigarettes contain no tar.
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced from the incomplete burning of virtually every combustible product. It enters the blood stream through the lungs and blocks the bloods ability to carry oxygen to body cells. Exposure to carbon monoxide includes symptoms such as fatigue, headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, mental confusion and rapid heart-rate. It can also mimic the symptoms of the flu after higher exposure. Carbon Monoxide is a poison that can lead to heart disease! Carbon Monoxide levels in smokers are 3-4 times higher than a non-smoker, but the good news is that after quitting traditional tobacco cigarettes your carbon monoxide level will drop to that of a non-smoker within 1 to 2 days.
EVO Electronic Cigarettes contain no carbon monoxide.
Carcinogens in tobacco interact with your DNA to cause genetic changes. This action is what can eventually form cancer cells. These carcinogens range from arsenic to chromium just to name a few of the 4,000 chemicals and known cancerous agents in tobacco smoke. Although lung cancer is the most common, it is not the only form of cancer that can arise from cigarette smoking. Among the others are cancers of the mouth, throat, pancreas and bladder, as well as chronic diseases such as chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
EVO Electronic Cigarettes contain no carcinogens.
Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Smokers are more than 10 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers.
Smokers have a less effective immune system that non-smokers partly because tobacco depletes the body of Vitamin C.
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