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
2. The CO Sleuth shows a visual display of the reading on the instrument. Share
this image with the patient and graph this
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
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.