During holiday season a smoker visited us.
For such an occasion we'd like to keep an effective
air purifier(I can't ask him to go outside to smoke in -30C weather).
Is there one good at reducing smoke/odor?
OZONE is poison, every Gov agency has posted Limits on exposure that
most any unit can exceed in a closed room. Ozone Oxidises lungs, Ozone
is bad. Google it, even Ozone Asthma problems, it screwed me up when I
had 3 in a mini apt.
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 03:24:11 -0800 (PST), ransley
Cite? I note that California has banned them all for home use- but
"every government agency"?. A welcomed caution can get lost in
Sounds like excessive use--- but the proper way to use them is to only
produce ozone in unoccupied rooms. [do the bedroom during the day &
the living room at night]
My son preps cars for a dealer. They use an alpine air in the car
overnight to eliminate smoke- sour milk & rotted meat odors.
We used it in his room after he caught his mattress on fire. 24
hours later the room was springtime fresh.
Used properly they are less dangerous than letting a smoker smoke in
Smile, while I would go outside (am a smoker) even I would highly appreciate
it if staying for more than just a few hours, to have one set aside area to
use. -30C I cant even calculate right but major cold there!
Suggestions that would work for me (again, a few hours, I just wait at those
temps, a 3 day visit though, I'd go nuts): Attached garage (or any suitable
building with no wind and warmer than that by far). This will keep any
smoke away from the house.
Lacking that, one room *away* from the family (preferably one you dont use
if you have large house). If you have a really big place with a guest
bedroom that has a sort of small bath with an exterior leading fan, that
would work if he's not in there with any non-smokers. If like most places I
have heard of with temps that go that low, you have a sort of enclosed foyer
(mudroom might be the name). It's not as optimal as others have to walk
though and not good if coats there, but in a smaller place, it might work if
you can close the coats off ok.
Now for an air purifier, one of the better things looks pretty chincky-cheap
but works. They are those little ashtrays with a battery that suck the air
dwn into them and filter the air fairly well. They wont keep up with a
chain smoker, but they would work well for one like me who can back down
politely with no hassles and take a 5 min break every 6 hours or so.
Under no circumstances should they be smoking in your living room or main
living spaces. I wont even smoke in MY house with a non-smoking person
here. Yes, we have non-smoking guests who stay over a few days at times.
One room is reserved and never smoked in and even if that isnt 'perfect' it
has worked for my guests so far (since we never ever smoke inside when they
Can't help you on your question. However, I don't believe it's out of line
to ask the person to respect a policy of no smoking in the home. The garage
or any area to serve as a wind break should keep them happy.
I'm a smoker, who doesn't smoke in my own home.
I'm down to 5 smokes a day, trying to kick this filthy, nasty habit.
I go out and smoke all of them even in -30c, it just stinks up the
house till spring otherwise, plus its bad for you. Here in Chicago you
cant even smoke at a bar or even many places in public, why spend
money on this and it wont work, I know I smoke!
My children don't allow me to smoke in their homes. I no longer have
friends who smoke.......no, they haven't all died. Tell your friend that
smoking is not allowed in your home, and let him make the adjustments.
It can be done nicely, although reformed smokers are a tad obnoxious.
When my best friend quit, she just put a "No smoking" sign by the door
bell at the front door - good place to make the choice :o) Your friend
can go outdoors, get in his car and take a ride, or just bare-knuckle it
for a couple of hours.
Florida has no indoor smoking in restaurants, and fortunately many have
outdoor seating. But now folks can take their dogs to dinner, which is
the goofiest dang law ever passed. Some don't have the smarts to keep
their dogs on a leash in a restaurant.
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