Cigarette smoke

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Description

The volatile emission from a burning cigarette. Cigarette smoke contains over 100 compounds many of which are toxic. Some of the chemicals in cigarette smoke are: nicotine, cresol, carbon monoxide, pyridine, and benzopyrene. The smoke forms a dark yellow residue on any nearby surface. Cigarette smoke is considered deleterious to all works of art as well as to humans.

Hazards and Safety

Carcinogenic.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993