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Cigarettes made in America were recognized the most harmful to health.


In Marlboro Cigarettes manufactured by USA companies, were found a high content of a chemical elements that cause cancer compared with cigarettes produced in Europe. According to news agency Associated Press, Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, conducted comparative content analysis and revealed a highest level of carcinogens in Marlboro cigarettes. For checking were taken cigarette samples from America and 13 different brands of cigarettes manufactured in other countries.

Scientists choose for tests - American Marlboro cigarettes, because it this is the most popular cigarette brand in the world.

According to studies, the content of nitrosamines (one of the strongest carcinogens) in foreign cigarettes are significantly lower than in American Marlboro, in some cases is lower more than 50%.

Marlboro Filters cigarettes are especially dangerous to health: according to published information in 2000's. Researches showed that cigarettes "Marlboro" are especially dangerous because of the high content of so-called free-nicotine, which particularly rapidly get in smoker's blood, causing cancer.

According to experts, American cigarettes are more harmful because of peculiarities of the tobacco processing. Representatives of Philip Morris company, which owns the Marlboro brand, already cooperate with the producers of tobacco, to lower the level of free-nicotine in cigarettes.

However, researchers warn that contained in cigarettes nitrosamine is a carcinogen element from tobacco smoke and its lower level will not protect smokers from cancer.

Furthermore, according to the studies made in 2006 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, in tobacco cultivated in America were identified three previously undetected pesticides: Flumetralin, Pendimethalin, Trifluralin.

These pesticides are carcinogenic and very toxic. For example Flumetralin which is banned in Europe. Trifluralin damages glands and hormones in human body. But in the United States they are approved for use by the EPA as: "No information exists for long-term low-level inhalation exposures to these compounds."

Except that in tobacco plants were found pesticides and herbicides harmful to health, it was revealed that almost all varieties of tobacco leafs grown on the territory of the United States are GMO. Such plants may also affect the health of the smoker, because the influence of GMO products on the human body is still not fully understood.

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