Tobacco products can cause life threatening diseases and early death, no matter whether through smoking, chewing, taking snuff or passive smoking.
The cigarette is the most used tobacco product within the European Union (EU). Smoking cigarettes is harmful because of the various substances (thousands) that are freed and can be toxic (hundreds).
Inhaled tobacco smoke is at the origin of diseases caused by smoking. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7000 different chemical substances, either as solid or gaseous components. Nicotine and tar belong to the solid components and carbon monoxide to the gaseous ones. Around 70 solid and gaseous components are carcinogenic (causing cancer).
Several independent scientific studies prove that just one single cigarette can generate more than two litres of smoke in a closed room. Only 20% of the smoke is inhaled by the smoker, the rest mixes up with indoor air. The share of carcinogenic substances is 130 times higher in the so-called “sidestream smoke”. Smoke is composed of millions of microfine particles which are even smaller than bacteria and gaseous chemical substances that cause smells.
One cigarette liberates two kinds of tobacco smoke. Sidestream smoke is freed into indoor air from the burning end of the cigarette and causes ailments through passive smoking. Mainstream smoke is inhaled at the other end of the cigarette through the mouth and causes diseases connected to active smoking. Side and mainstream smoke differ in their composition. The amount of many toxic substances is higher in sidestream smoke than in mainstream smoke.
Highly efficient air purifying systems of Clean Air Optima eliminate tobacco smoke
The extremely efficient air purifying systems of Clean Air Optima free indoor air from tobacco and cigarette smoke. Indoor air will become smoke free and fresh after efficient treatment. Odour particles are neutralised and bound. Particles hazardous to one’s health and caused by cigarette smoke, including nicotine, are filtered out of the air by the purifiers of Clean Air Optima.