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Second-hand smoke doubles the risk of heart attack and diabetes.

Cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke

Cigarette smoke is a mixture of materials over 4,000 chemicals, many of which are harmful to
the human body. All currently available tobacco products that are smoked will deliver substantial
amounts of toxic chemicals to their users and those who breathe their smoke. Cigarette smoke
is a combination of:
1) mainstream smoke - the smoke inhaled by a smoker;
2) sidestream smoke - the smoke from the end of a lit cigarette; and
3) secondhand smoke - the smoke exhaled by a smoker plus sidestream smoke.

Of the more than 4,000 chemicals present in cigarette smoke, more than 60 have been identified
as cancer-causing chemicals, 11 of which are known to cause cancer in humans and eight that
probably cause cancer in humans.

Cancer-producing chemicals in tobacco smoke include: Benzene; 2-naphthylamine; 4-aminobiphenyl;
Chromium; Cadmium; Vinyl chloride; Ethylene oxide; Arsenic; Beryllium; Nickel and Polonium-210.
Source: Ministry of Health, Welligton, NZ

The concentration of nicotine contained 2.8 times, tar 3.4 times more in the side stream of cigarette.
The nicotine and tar contained in the cigarette can be produced as much as the burning temperature
of cigarette is low. The temperature of the tip of tobacco is ranges from 700°C to 800°C, in
comparison with 850°C to 900°C in the mainstream smoke. This means that the sidestream is
more harmful to a human health, and it provides why we have to establish a clean indoor-air-law.

( L) The state in the mainstream smoke (R) The state in the sidestream smoke
Source: NHK broadcast on October 31, 2008.

Combustion science and smoke components

Source: Research and Development at British American Tobacco. November 2, 2009.

The repetitive inhalation and exhalation of fumes from burning plant material, tobacco can cause various
changes. The material is a toxic, irritant and arguable addiction. Nicotine produce feeling of euphoria or
well being, enhancement self-image associated of feeling more effective and competitive.

As the smoking puffs on the cigarette, the burning temperature reaches up to 950°C. The 92% of
the main-stream smoke is in the gas phase and 400 to 500 individual gaseous components have been
identified. The composition of gas constituents is nitrogen 50-70%, oxygen 10-15%, carbon dioxide,
10-15%, carbon monoxide, 3-6%. The lessor, but significant property are nitrogen oxide, ammonia,
hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, acrolein nitroso compound and benzene. The remaining 8% majority
of biologically active compound is nicotine phenol, naphthalene, pyrene, benzopyrene and nitrosamine.
Metals are cadmium, zinc, copper, mercury and lead.

The 85-90% of cancer of the throat are attracted to smoking. It may develop cancer in the distant
organs such as bladder, pancreas, kidney, stomach, liver and uterus. The carcinogenic materials that
are soluble in tissue fluids, along the respiratory tract,enter in the blood stream and travel to the
specific target organ, which promote the development of cancer.

Reference: Article by Bertel, 'facebook' October 20, 2009.

Japan Tobacco Inc. foils an individual to recognize the hazard of tobacco smoke.

Japan Tobacco Inc. foils an individual to recognize the hazard of tobacco smoke, by diminish a bad smell
caused by cigarette smoke. The firm advertised on a major newspaper a new cigarette product, which
cuts an unpleasant smell from the tobacco. It is very clear that they intentionally conceal the adverse effect
of the product on human health.

A newspaper advertisement that announced the new product by Japan Tobacco Inc.
It said the 75% people felt the smell was minimum.

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Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

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