Is Standard Ventilation Ok for a Smoking Room?
Will standard ventilation work if you have a smoking room? This question is the concern of many people who want to secure themselves from the ill effects of tobacco smoke. With the increase in the tobacco smoking population, a new concept of smoking zones has emerged, but it still needs to be insured that the air of surrounding areas remain healthy and pure. You can judge the air cleanliness and decide whether a smoking room should have a standard ventilation system, if you look out for these:
It needs to be installed at a smoking site and must be large enough to replenish the room air efficiently. So, normal bathroom exhaust fans and air conditioners can do nothing.
Air Purification Systems
These systems eat out the smoke from air and minimize the effects due to passive smoking, but are costly.
The smoking area can become air proof with certain changes, such as doors, should be air tight. Electrical fixtures should be wall-mounted; if possible room should have large windows or exhaust systems.
The standard ventilation systems we normally use are NOT very helpful for a smoking room. We need to improvise them to suit our needs.