Methoprene (in Cigs)

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Methoprene is one of the many chemicals found in cigarettes.

Methoprene is an insectide used to kill fleas and other insect pests. It is also (more specifically) defined as a larvicid. For example, it is used to kill mosquito larvae before they reach adulthood. It acts by disrupting the action of a growth hormone in certain insects.

Methoprene was first registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (US Agency) in 1975. Then in 1997 the EPA issued an unconditional re-registration of Altosid (brand name for methoprene) in all of its forms.

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Note that the list of chemicals included in this section (see the list on the left) is not a complete list of all the substances found in cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products.

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