Cigarette smoking is harmful. But how does it increase pollution?

Cigarette smoking is injurious to health. It is a commonly known fact that smoking cigarette or being in vicinity of smokers, for long periods, is extremely harmful to health. What we tend to overlook is the fact that even after once has smoked, the room remains with harmful carcinogenic gases / PM 2.5 particles.

A single cigarette has nearly 4000+ chemicals like arsenic, ammonia, lead and more. On the other hand, the cigarette smoke contains more than 35 carcinogenic chemicals.

Post combustion of cigarette tobacco, these carcinogenic become airborne and remains suspended in air as small tiny particles of diameter 0.3 microns – commonly known as PM 2.5 particles. Other common sources of smoke particles in Indian homes are: burning of dhoop or incense stick (agarbatti), wood-burning, gas cooking but majorly because of tobacco burning. A recent study acknowledged that houses with non-smokers have almost 70% less concentration of PM 2.5 particles as compared to houses with smokers. The same study also found that the concentration PM 2.5 particles in a house with a smoker was nearly 10 times as compare to a house with a non-smoker.

How does air pollution from smoke affect me?

These tiny carcinogenic PM 2.5 particles easily enter our lungs or even enter the blood-stream thereby leading to the risk of cancer, heart ailments and even stroke. These particles are extremely dangerous for households with small kids or elderly parents as their body immunity system is generally weak, thereby increasing the risk to body.

Regular smoking at home can increase PM 2.5 density levels to nearly the same level found in densely-populated and polluted cities.

What can I do to avoid this? Get Air Purifier to avoid Cigarette smoke effects!

The first and foremost recommended solution is to immediately stop smoking at home. It is also strongly recommended to keep an air purifier for cigarette smoke. If you or someone at your house tend to smoke indoor including room or car then air purifier for smoke is a must for you.

Sharp Air Purifier for indoor environment and Sharp Car Air Purifier are your ideal partner to stay protected from indoor smoke – air pollution.

Sharp Air Purifier for smoke comes with highest class True HEPA filter in H14 class (in EN1822 type). The high performance HEPA filter captures 99.97% of 0.3 micron dust particles and PM 2.5 particles.

Sharp Air Purifier for smoke also comes with Active Plasmacluster Technology that generates the same positive and negative ions as found in nature. This Plasmacluster technology helps in removing the cigarette smell free. Thus keeping your household healthy and free of indoor air pollution with Sharp Air Purifier.