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Does a carbon monoxide detector detect cigarette smoke?

Always
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In most cases
4%
In some cases
16%
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Question: Does a carbon monoxide detector detect cigarette smoke?
Top Answer (65% of 49 votes): Never.

Answer: Never
Explanation: Carbon Monoxide meters do not detect smoke.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Normally it will not with a single smoker in the room, however with a large gathering of smokers it may.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: Never
Explanation: Cigarettes vary in the amount of carbon monoxide they release: on average, it falls between .03 to 3.5 mg per smoke. Most carbon monoxide detectors do not sound their alarms at such low levels. However, a roomful of people smoking may be enough to set off the device.
Superior Inspection Services
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Answer: Never
Explanation: I guess if you had a heavy use with a lot of people, maybe possible...
North State Inspections
Answer: Never
Explanation: detects only CO
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I don't know. I never tried to measure that since I don't smoke.
Contractors Corp.
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depending upon your type of carbon monoxide detector, cigarette smoke could cause a "low level" reading. This may not be enough to sound the alarm, but the detector would show minute levels of the dangerous gas in the air.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
Answer: Never
Explanation: A carbon monoxide detector detects carbon monoxide?
J. Michael Simon, LLC
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