|Many people continue to smoke.|
While many states are now restricting smoking in public places (and even in parks, as in New York state), the addictive habit is not likely to disappear anytime soon.
According to a recent article on MSN.com, the top 10 smoking states in the US are (in alphabetical order):
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Not surprisingly, the rates for smoking-related illnesses and deaths are very high in these states.
Smoking has been associated with a wide range of respiratory diseases, cancers and other ailments.
|The dangers of smoking|
Smokers not only put themselves at risk, but also the people around them: Secondhand smoke has been shown to be as bad – if not worse – than inhaling the smoke itself.
Some people are even warning about the dangers of third-hand smoke, which describes the harmful chemicals and toxins clinging to walls, furniture and clothing long after the cigarette has been put out.
A recent study talked about on this blog showed that children living with smokers miss more school days than those who do not.
Worried about your indoor air quality and smoke?
AllerAir is one of the only manufacturers offering air purifiers specifically designed for tobacco smoke.
|5000 and 6000 DS air purifiers:|
Designed for smoke pollutants.
While most air purifier easily clog up when it comes to smoke, AllerAir air purifiers feature special tar-trapping pre-filters, a large activated carbon filter to remove the odors, chemicals and vapors associated with tobacco smoke as well as HEPA filtration to clear the air of fine particles.
Contact AllerAir for more information.