Negative Ion-Generating Air Purifiers, Aid to Quit Smoking

By: Thomas Fox

Negative ions have been used in clinical depression patients to improve mood disorders and reduce depression symptoms. These negative ions, in theory, should also enhance energy and decision making levels. The indoor air quality will improve, increase negative ions, oxygenation of the environment, enhance energy levels, reduce mold growth and airborne viruses, bacteria, and allergens. The equipment will also sanitize the air and eliminate bad odors such as nicotine smoke.

In theory, when nicotine smoke is removed from the habitation, in which an addicted smoker lives, that person should not be able to remember the smell of nicotine and therefore experience less addiction symptoms. We observed smokers addicted to nicotine that seemed to be more interested in smoking a cigarette after smelling someone else smoking, especially when not having smoked for a while.

The author has found as part of his Ph.D. project with Walden University that poor relationships among collaborators and teams at the workplace are responsible for the productivity level in which they work. Relationship building and team management could coincide with will-power management. If addiction in heavy smoker-addicts can be improved through increased addiction management skills by way of enhanced will-power, then it might also become possible to help manage teams and their relationships, especially during trying times.

This is however only a theoretical idea. Further studies are necessary about the relationship of addiction in nicotine addicts and the smelling of nicotine being a trigger to increase addiction. We have had the opportunity to observe nicotine addicts desiring a cigarette when smelling nicotine smoke. That was however fresh smoke. Nobody has yet identified that residue nicotine smoke on walls in a home or car having triggered the addiction symptoms and therefore made stop-smoking harder.

Results from additional research surveys will further help understand the view of the smokers how they feel different in respect to their addiction management and symptoms with the use of negative ion generating air purifiers.

There are of course many variables. These can be and are certainly not limited to the location of the home, its environment, the health of the person, the length of years of the person having been addicted, the will-power to manage addiction, the quantity of cigarettes smoked daily, and certainly the age of the person. One person may be able to manage addiction symptoms better than another person.

Then there is the smell and taste sensitivity that may play a factor in recognizing smoke odor versus smoke-free environment and how well the patients respond to the oxygenated negative-ion saturated environment. It is currently unknown if negative ions enhance will-power. In theory, as it improves mood, it should be possible. And the type of tobacco may also play a role and what the ingredients are of a specific cigarette brand.

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