Friday, 27 October 2017


Dear smokers, this post is for you! I’d like to help you stop smoking and change your mind about cigarettes, shall I try?

What is a cigarette?

Nowadays smoking cigarettes is a bad widespread habit which might turn into an addiction. But did you know cigarettes were invented by Muslims in 1831-2. As you probably know, the cigarette we bump into every day is a cylinder full of tobacco processed and dried with a filter to stop all the residues.

What’s inside a cigarette?

In a normal cigarette there are several deadly dangerous components. Here they are:

-paint: the filter is stained with a normal paint and this is dangerous because it contains toxic elements
-ammonia: it is used to clean the toilettes and if eaten or ingested it may cause serious health problems
-nicotine: it is a powerful insecticide
-methanol: it is always combined with petrol
-toluene: it is an industrial solvent
-hexamine: it is a fire lighter used to light a barbecue
-carbon monoxide: it is known as “smog”
-arsenic: a powerful poison however the amount restrained in a normal cigarette is not dangerous
-methanol: normal gas
-cadmium: it is an important liquid used in batteries
-butane: it is used as a lighter fluid

These are only tiny quantities of all those substances inside a cigarette but they are the terribly damaging for our bodies.

What is an e-cigarette?

An e-cigarette is made up of two parts: a battery and the top segment which includes the vapour section, which is composed by three main tools:   

-a mouthpiece

-a coil: a piece of cotton placed on the atomizer                                                                                               
-an atomizer: it burns the liquid

In an e-cigarette there is a little tank which hosts the e-liquid that is made up of: water, propylene glycol, glycerol, aromas and a percentage change of nicotine (0-10%).

What are the differences between an e-cigarette and a cigarette?

The most important difference is that a normal cigarette is very dangerous for us since its composition is poisonous; instead an e-cigarette isn’t so dangerous and in fact it was invented to get people to stop smoking. Anyway, it’s use is still quite controversial because they can be as addictive as normal cigarettes.

Are you   or aren’t you a smoker?  Don’t be shy and tell us about your personal experience in the comment section.

                                                                                                                                                                        Lorenzo N.


  1. Believe it or not, best way to avoid addictions is ... never to start! ;-)

  2. Great post Lorenzo. I’m shocked by the dangerous components of the cigarettes!