Carbon monoxide levels?

I'm really interested to know who's were what?

Lat year when I tried quitting, mine were 48.

This time it started at 37, so must have been smoking less. After a week on Champix and drastically reduced smoking, it was 25.

At my visit tho the clinic on 16/01/08, it was 2!!! Nursey reckons anything under 5 is normal for a non-smoker (fumes from cars, appliances etc mean we all get some carbon monoxide)

My neighbour, who claims she has always smoked much less than me, had a reading of 80 :eek:

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  • When i gave up in september mine read 13 and this time it read 6.

    I will get it done again on tuesday and i am expecting a 1 as thats what happened when i gave up last time.

    I was a 20 a day smoker too dso i don't know why it was so low.

  • Never had one of these tests done, can you get them at the GP or do you have to go to a GiveUpSmoking type clinic?

    I have been quit for 2 Weeks, 4 hours and 48 minutes (14 days). I have saved £73.69 by not smoking 284 cigarettes. I have saved 23 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 04/01/2008 11:45

  • Last quit mine was 17 to start then went to 2.

    This time started at 19 and is now 3.

    Smoked about 15 rollys aday.

    Barb x

  • Never had one of these tests done, can you get them at the GP or do you have to go to a GiveUpSmoking type clinic?

    I have been quit for 2 Weeks, 4 hours and 48 minutes (14 days). I have saved £73.69 by not smoking 284 cigarettes. I have saved 23 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 04/01/2008 11:45

    Normally its the smoking cessation clinic but you could always ask your Dr.

  • Never had a carbon monoxide breath test until 2 weeks into my Zyban course by which time I was down to just three cigarettes a day :)

    It's a pity really because I'd be interested to what my levels were on thirty a day :o

    Anyway, my CO level on 3 cigarettes a day was 6, the wife who hadn't had a cigarette for 6 days was on a very respectable 1.

  • I get mine done every fortnight at the smoking cessation clinic and since quitting they have gone something like this. 0 0 1 2 3 2 dont worry as long as they are 6 or under its a non smokers reading in fact a reading of 0 or 1 isn't achieved usually.My smoking cessation nurse blew into it and got a reading of 5 and she has never smoked in her entire life.

  • .... My smoking cessation nurse blew into it and got a reading of 5 and she has never smoked in her entire life.

    Going slightly off topic ...

    When we moved into our present house the central heating boiler was way past best and had to be replaced. The existing boiler was in the kitchen, but the wife insists the new boiler is installed outside the house, and she gets what she wants on such matters. Wiring and plumbing is extended and the new boiler is installed in it's own little brick out house adjacent to the kitchen.

    Why?

    There was at that time (1992) much media hype about the harms we are all doing to ourselves by inhaling carbon monoxide. Apparently the single most at risk group were housewives who spent a considerable amount of time in their kitchens doing kitchen things adjacent to their central heating boilers.

    :eek:

    Is your central heating boiler in the house?

    Do you spend much time in close proximity to it?

    Have you ever had the installation checked for carbon monoxide leakage?

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