Some of the chemicals associated with tobacco smoke include nicotine, ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, propane, methane, acetone, hydrogen cyanide, and various cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). Other chemicals that are associated with chewing or sniffing tobacco include aniline, naphthalene, phenol, pyrene, tar, and 2-naphthylamine.
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