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6/25/2014 (11 months ago)

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Smokers today have a higher risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Cigarettes have never been good - for health reasons, among many other things. It now appears that they're even worse today than they were 50 years ago. Tactics developed by tobacco companies to keep users hooked have become even more insidious.

The addictiveness of cigarettes has also been increased by the raising of nicotine levels. Manufacturers also add ammonia, which increases the speed which nicotine is delivered to the brain.

The addictiveness of cigarettes has also been increased by the raising of nicotine levels. Manufacturers also add ammonia, which increases the speed which nicotine is delivered to the brain.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/25/2014 (11 months ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: Smoking, younger, addiction, chemicals, report


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has produced a revealing new infographic which explains how cigarettes have changed in the last five decades.

Doctors at the charity say that cigarettes today pose an even greater risk of disease than those sold in 1964 when the first warning about the health dangers came from the Surgeon General in the U.S. Research, based on a review of scientific studies and tobacco industry documents, as well as the Surgeon General's report fuel these frightening new findings.

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Today's smokers have a far higher risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than in 1964, in spite of users smoking fewer cigarettes, due to "changes in the design and composition of cigarettes."

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has produced a revealing new infographic which explains how cigar

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has produced a revealing new infographic which explains how cigarettes have changed in the last five decades.


The group claims that over the past 50 years, tobacco manufacturers have designed and marketed ever more sophisticated products that are "effective in creating and sustaining addiction to nicotine," more appealing to new young smokers -- and are much more harmful.

"They took a deadly and addictive product and made it worse, putting smokers at even greater risk of addiction, disease and death," the report, entitled "Designed for Addiction," says.

The addictiveness of cigarettes has also been increased by the raising of nicotine levels. Manufacturers also add ammonia, which increases the speed which nicotine is delivered to the brain.

Yet another tactic is to add sugars, which increase the addictive effects of nicotine and make it easier to inhale tobacco smoke.

By altering the taste and smell of cigarettes, tobacco manufacturers have made it easier for people to start and continue smoking.

Tobacco smoke has been rendered even less harsh by adding levulinic acid. This makes the smoke feel smoother and less irritating.

"[It is] clear that tobacco products - and cigarettes in particular - are highly engineered to expand the appeal of these products and facilitate the consumption of and addiction to nicotine, a highly addictive drug," the report reads.

"Tobacco companies also know that almost all new smokers begin their addiction as children and that smoking is distasteful for new smokers, so they carefully design the product to appeal to this important market.

"The companies have spent huge sums to research the design of their products and ensure they achieve these goals, even if the impact of these changes also makes the product more dangerous."

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