affect of smoking

by lynn m
(cleveland, united states)

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We need to find the affect of smoking. Is there something that is available to test the quality of air in an office? Smoking is permitted in a designated room, I would like to find out if this affects other rooms.


Barry's Response - Lynn:

I did a little searching online. As far as I can tell, there's nothing specific to measuring smoke concentration.

Smell is one of the most reliable ways to detect this. Keep an ear out for complaints. It's not quantitative data, but it's what matters.

In cigarette smoke you get a rich mixture of substances, some toxic, some carcinogenic, that together give a fume with an enormous depth and considerable appeal. It's part of what makes cigarettes so addictive.

What's in a good smoke? Tar (particulates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a thick residue), carbon monoxide, and ammonia. For starters, butadiene, acetaldehyde, acrolein, acrylonitrile, arsenic, benzene, dioxins and furans, cresol, formaldehyde, and cyanide are carcinogens. Other chemicals include aldehydes, keytones, toluene, selenium, nickel, chromium, cadmium, lead, and some metals.

It's complicated. It's quite dangerous. You're exposed to many of the same contaminants if you smoke marijuana.

We're glad you're interested in exploring the effects of smoking on air quality.

We need to understand how smoking affects indoor air quality so we can make it healthier. Various tools can be used to test the air quality in an office or any indoor space. An air quality monitor is a common device. Different parameters can be measured, like particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon dioxide levels, and humidity. You can use an air quality monitor to check the air quality in different rooms and assess whether smoking is affecting nearby areas.

Secondhand smoke can spread beyond designated smoking areas and affect the surrounding areas. Even with ventilation systems, smoke can spread harmful chemicals and impact nearby rooms' air quality. It's important to be aware of the risks and take the right steps to ensure a healthy environment.

You can promote healthy habits and a smoke-free environment not only for yourself, but also for others. Inspire positive change and create a healthier space by fostering a culture of wellness and raising awareness about smoking's impact on air quality.

You can improve air quality and overall health by choosing not to smoke and advocating for smoke-free environments.

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Your post is too short
by: Amit

hi,well i think we can sense it with our nose and there's nothing as of now to detect the ciggarette smoke in a room.

I expected more
by: Anonymous

My first impression was that this is a short post and it didn't hold my attention. I was looking for some answers and apparently, so are you.

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by: Anonymous

a) First impression: Ah, I would like to know something more about the effects of smoking... And look, there's a smoking skeleton!

b) How interesting was it? Well, there was really not very much information here. It could have been interesting though. Links maybe? More data? Facts on second hand smoke dangers? Thoughts on places that have smoking banned in all public buildings?

c) Would you like to explore any more of the site? I am not sure what I would find on the site. Is it all random Q/A?

d) What would you like to find on this site if you were to search? Well... I guess more information about what I was looking for. Such as, if I were the person who asked about the air quality indoors due to smoking, I would want to know more about that. Or at least where to find it.

From Barry - Perhaps I can help. There are several factors to consider when it comes to air quality indoors caused by smoking. To help you understand the impact of smoking on indoor air quality, here are some key points:

- Smoke contains tiny particles called particulate matter, which can be inhaled and negatively affect indoor air quality. The size of these particles can range from visible smoke to microscopic particles that are hard to see.

- Smoke exhaled by smokers and smoke emitted from the burning end of cigarettes are considered secondhand smoke. There are a lot of toxic chemicals in it, like carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, benzene, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Poor indoor air quality can be caused by these pollutants.

- Even with designated smoking areas and ventilation systems, it's hard to completely isolate smoke and its byproducts. While ventilation systems can help reduce some smoke's immediate effects, they can't get rid of all the harmful pollutants.

- Smoking leaves residues and unpleasant odors on surfaces and in the air. They can accumulate over time and affect indoor air quality, affecting people's comfort and well-being.

- Exposure to secondhand smoke has been linked to respiratory problems, allergies, asthma attacks, lung cancer, and heart disease. The health and well-being of individuals should be prioritized by minimizing secondhand smoke exposure.

Adopt smoke-free policies, encourage designated outdoor smoking areas, and promote healthy behaviors to address indoor air quality concerns related to smoking. Indoor air quality can also be mitigated by regular cleaning, proper ventilation, and air purifiers.

by: Anonymous

OMG What a waste of time!
Berry, why can't you let this one go? you answered nothing and cleared nothing

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