Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odourless and colourless gas that is developed due to the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing compounds. One of the main sources of CO exposure for humans is tobacco smoke.
The toxicity is due to the fact that carbon monoxide interferes with the transport of oxygen in the blood.
Carbon monoxide in fact has an attraction to hemoglobin (the protein that carries’ oxygen from the lungs to body tissues) which is much higher than that of oxygen.
In heavy smokers it has been found that up to 15% of their hemoglobin gets blocked by carbon monoxide.
What does that mean?
It means less nourishment for body tissues, greater strain on the heart, brittle hair, lowered physical performance, and premature skin aging.
Carbon monoxide is extremely harmful to the arteries.
The classic cigarette filter can’t retain a large amount of carbon monoxide, while the Smokat® device reduces inhalation up to 80%!