Purchase an air quality detector that specifically indicates it can detect cigarette smoke.
Two such devices are the Bosch Macurco D381 Air Quality Detector and the Enercorp AQT-2000 Air Quality Monitor, which can detect various gases and fumes, such as those left behind by cigarette smoke.
Is there a detector for cigarette smoke?
Yes, smoke detectors can detect even cigarettes because they produce smoke and any smoke that is detected by the smoke detector, this will set if off. While smoke detectors can detect smoke from a cigarette, they may not always detect it if it too little.
How do you test for cigarette smoke?
If you smoke menthol cigarettes or breathe in secondhand menthol smoke, cotinine may stay in your urine longer. A saliva test is considered the most sensitive way to detect cotinine, and it can detect it for up to 4 days.
How is secondhand smoke detected?
Patterns of Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Exposure to secondhand smoke can be measured by testing saliva, urine, or blood to see if it contains cotinine. Cotinine is created when the body breaks down the nicotine found in tobacco smoke.
Can cigarette smoke travel through walls?
Cigarette smoke can easily seep into other apartments in multi-unit buildings – through walls, doors, electrical outlets and ventilation systems. There is no way to eliminate this exposure.