Why do cigarettes not set off smoke detectors?

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Rachel Champlin asked a question: Why do cigarettes not set off smoke detectors?
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Date created: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 8:57 AM
Date updated: Mon, Jun 27, 2022 1:04 AM

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  • If smoke particles are present in sufficient number they absorb the alpha particles on the way to the detector an alarm is tripped. Also, from personal experience cigarette smoke doesn't set them off as easily as other smoke. In my smoking days my friends and I could make a room smoggy with cigarette smoke and the detector wouldn't go off.

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