What do they put in the cigarettes to look like fat in those anti-smoking ads?
#43759. Asked by mibmob. (Jan 27 04 4:25 AM)
I haven't yet been able to find the answer as to what they used, but in the meantime, here is some info about the ad itself.|
The television advertisement shows a group of young friends having a drink and a cigarette together in the pub.
After they light up, fatty goo starts oozing from the end of their cigarettes, drips down their fingers and lands on their clothes.
Viewers also see the fatty substances being squeezed out of a model of a 32-year-old smoker's artery into a petri dish.
The medical term for this build-up of fat in the arteries is atherosclerosis, which is more common among smokers.
Professor Sir Charles George, BHF medical director, said: "Smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to have a heart attack.
"They have a much higher risk than non-smokers of developing atherosclerosis, the build-up of fatty deposits in the artery wall.
"This can lead to angina or a sudden heart attack."
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