– Smokers inhale toxins exceeding legal maximum limits
Norwegian cigarettes contain far more cancer-causing chemicals than what is legally allowed, new tests reveal.
– These are shocking results. Cigarettes contain higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals than what is legally permitted. The consequence is that cigarettes become even more harmful to health, says Ms. Anne Lise Ryel, Secretary General of the Norwegian Cancer Society.
– We have clear laws and regulations which set maximum limits for nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide in cigarettes. These substances are addictive and cause serious life-threatening illnesses. However, recent measurements show that the tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels of cigarettes sold in Norway exceed the legal permitted level. Many have extremely high levels of all three substances, she explains.
Five brands tested