Information about the Effects & Risks of Smoking:

Lead & Polonium

Radioactive lead and polonium isotopes enter tobacco owing to soil based radium’s radioactivity. Regions where tobacco grows are generally radium rich, and this can also be augmented due to fertilizer usage. Inhaling radioactive lead and polonium can lead to appetite loss, shortness of breath, persistent chest pain, fatigue, pneumonia, lung cancer, bronchial cancer, etc. Radioactive polonium is the only chemical found in cigarette smoke which has caused cancer by itself due to inhalation in lab testing on animals.

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