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.

Risks

Carcinogenic.

Resources and Citations

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

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