Americans don't know why smoking is bad

Posted at 7:37 AM, Dec 07, 2016

It's common knowledge that smoking is bad for you, but a new survey shows many American don't know why cigarettes are so harmful.

Nearly three-quarters of surveyed adults did not know the chemicals created by burning cigarettes are much more toxic than the manufacturer's additive.

And about one-third mistakenly believed cigarette filters trap the harmful chemicals in smoke.

The survey found that smokers were more likely than non-smokers to be misinformed.