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Video:The Most Disgusting Science Experiment I'Ve Ever Seen, Or A Terrifying Wake-Up Call?

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Rollie Williams I think we're all aware that cigarettes contain tar and other carcinogens, but I didn't realize just how gnarly that stuff looks when it goes into someone's lungs. Check out the whole experiment, or just skip straight to 2:37


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JL A (281)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 1:44 pm
The Most Disgusting Science Experiment I've Ever Seen, Or A Terrifying Wake-Up Call?
Rollie Williams
I think we're all aware that cigarettes contain tar and other carcinogens, but I didn't realize just how gnarly that stuff looks when it goes into someone's lungs. Check out the whole experiment, or just skip straight to 2:37 for the main event. Remember, many smokers put this amount of sludge (and often more) into their lungs every month. If you liked it, share this video in the name of science experiments everywhere. Or share it in the name of something else I'm not the boss of you.

This experiment uses 400 cigarettes and simulates a 20-pack-per-month habit. For the traditional pack-a-day smoker, this is low.

Note from the producer and creator of this project:
"During running this experiment, the speed and air pressure of the machine was very high and strong, made it difficult to stop and catch some of the filters before burning a cigarette up to the end. Some filters burned down and sucked down into the water inside the bottle, what you see at the end of the video, the black substance, is tar mixed with the ashes of burned filters, that is what made it hard and look dry after boiling. The pure tar is sticky and usually remains softer than what you saw in this video."

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 5:57 pm
I can not watch this, it is all too real for me.

I lost my husband to lung cancer. He smoked but he had also worked in construction before he knew about the issues with asbestos, and asbestos within brake linings that they use to blow out with the air hose, and in the Navy he was in the engine room with crap too.

He tried to quit smoking, I know it isn't easy, a former smoker myself that has 25 years behind her. But had he known the outcome of his life and his families life, he would of tried harder. He told me that, after he was told he had lung cancer. Too late then. As he would tell people he saw smoking "Don't let LUNG CANCER be the way you quit smoking"........because you quit're dead. Can't smoke when you are dead.

He left me a widow at 50 with two children to continue to raise a boy of 15 and daughter who had just turned 18. He never got to see his son become a man and will never get to see this lovely grandchild of my daughters who he would of adored. I was left alone to finish this life off, and he knew our life was going to be harder as he wasn't to be in it. He cried on that, but there was nothing that could be done after he was told you have an advanced stage of lung cancer.

If you do not smoke........PLEASE DO NOT START!

If you are a smoker, keep trying, try harder. For you are not an island unto yourself. The tears of those who love you, the ongoing pain year after year without you is not worth those cigarettes. My late husband learned too late. If anyone who reads this can learn from his real life reality and stops before they are told it's too late then this post will have certainly done what it intended.......and I can find a bit of comfort in my huge loss. Our families huge loss........for his children suffered greatly as well without him.

JL A (281)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 6:02 pm
Thanks for adding "the rest of the story" Dandelion.
This video can be used as a tool to share with others who have yet to choose to quit--while there is still time.

Rebecca D (30)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 6:52 pm
I saw something like this many years ago. It's a good incentive for people to stop smoking. Thank you.

paula eaton (30)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 9:05 pm

Deb E (63)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 9:26 pm
Like Dandelion, I lost my husband to lung cancer and was left a widow with two kids at 30 years of age. Anyone who has been exposed to other kinds of carcinogens and also smokes raises their risks of dying from lung cancers. People who don't smoke actually have less risk associated with other carcinogens. When you mix the two, it is definitely lethal. Not a matter of "if" ... it is a matter of "when". And people should also think about what is put on the plants before you even smoke them. When I lived in tobacco country, I would drive to work in the morning, and the tobacco was tall and healthy. Coming home that same day, they would all be laying on the ground dead from being sprayed with herbicides to make it so they dried quicker. It isn't only the nicotine and the tar that gets you. Former smoker myself, but I can honestly say that once I made up my mind that I didn't want to smoke, I just quit. Interesting video. Hope it helps someone to quit.

Declan Woods (20)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 10:16 pm
In this case it can be clearly said................ QUITTERS ALWAYS WIN !

. (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:49 am
Great video, JL. Thanks for sharing. People who think about starting to smoke should be made to watch this video.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday December 2, 2013, 10:06 am
Noted & posted. Think also about all the butts that go into the water via the street sewers untreated.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 12:41 pm
When I was working, in the hospital I worked in, I saw lungs removed from people with lung cancer in the lab, they were horrible, black as could be.
Sharing this....

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Monday December 2, 2013, 1:51 pm
wszyscy palacze i producenci tytoniu powinni to zobaczyć

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 2:40 pm
I don't smoke and can't stand anyone being near me when they are smoking.

Roger G (148)
Monday December 2, 2013, 2:45 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Monday December 2, 2013, 3:41 pm
It isn't any news for me. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria H (88)
Monday December 2, 2013, 3:48 pm
should be shown in every middle school. The college campus here is smoke free, but we need to go to the lower grades. My ex husband started smoking when he was six! His father used to smoke with him"making a man of him"!!! Not all parents are good ones.

. (0)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 8:50 am
One of the reasons I quit smoking almost four years ago.

Bob P (394)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:07 pm
thanks for sharing
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