Unusual Creation Helps To Detect Secondhand Tobacco Smoke
The new creation turns to be very useful in everyday life where smoking has become a part of life of many people. A new device was created to detect the secondhand smoke which is especially important for people with children. The device was presented by r
The device was firstly mentioned in the journal 'Nicotine and Tobacco Research' and was described as a small and light instrument which uses polymer films to gather and measure nicotine in the air. The co-creator Prof Joseph BelBruno emphasized that this is the first invention that helps to measure the secondhand smoke and indicate its presence at once. He added that this creation is a step forward in decreasing the risk of any health problems associated with the tobacco smoke. Thus smokers may not worry about the surrounding people who do not smoke.
It is stated that children are especially sensible to the tobacco smoke. A new device allows to perceive the smoke thus helping to avoid the places where it is present. Taking it into account it is easier to keep children away from smoke. Prof. BelBruno added that the goal followed by the inventors of the device is not to make adults quit smoking but to decrease the negative influence of smoking on children.
It is necessary to clarify that the secondhand smoke goes from the burning cigarette and from smoke exhaled by smokers. The so-called third-hand smoke also represents certain risk for children. The discussion runs about the smoke which remains on clothes, in cars and other materials.
The new sensor to tobacco smoke is a considerable step forward in decreasing the negative influence of smoking especially on children. Scientists believe that it will be used in soon future in such public places as hotel, restaurants, etc. Tobacco sensor is a simple and effective way to protect the non-smoking society without hurting smokers' rights.