smoke and carbon monoxide

Generally, smoke and carbon monoxide are the by-products of the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels which include wood, charcoal, gasoline, natural gas and oil to name a few. However, it’s a little known fact that smoking tobacco actually increases carbon monoxide (CO) levels in an individual’s blood content. As the smoker inhales and takes a drag from the cigarette, smoke and carbon monoxide are inhaled in tandem and can bring potential harm to the individual’s health, over time.

Breathe E-Z Systems’ CO Sleuth is an excellent tool to use in smoking cessation clinic programs. Typically, even a non-smoker may have some levels of CO in their blood which is usually between 0 to 8 parts per million. This is dependent upon the air quality of their environment. However, the blood level of CO for a smoker is usually much higher and can range from 20 to 40 parts per million.

Smoking cessation clinic programs using the CO Sleuth’s experience proven success by using this process:

1. Create a baseline measurement of CO in the patient’s blood using the CO Sleuth.
2. The CO Sleuth shows a visual display of the reading on the instrument. Share this image with the patient and graph this
     baseline position.
3. As the patient progresses through the program, continue to use the CO Sleuth and track the patient’s progress as they decline
     the intake of cigarettes, smoke and carbon monoxide.
4. Have the patient review and analyze CO Sleuth’s images and metrics, ongoing.
5. This process has proven success with patients enrolled in smoking cessation clinics.

Contact us today and let us help your patients achieve their smoking cessation goals. Studies show that CO levels in the blood return to normal just a few days after a person stops smoking. Together we can improve your patient’s lungs and overall health.