Even non-smokers can be affected by the fumes of nicotine in the smoke of vapers. Until now, it has been difficult to assess the concentration of this substance in the air. A sensor that sticks to the skin now makes it possible to measure it in real time.
is a big step towards quitting smoking and towards of its most addictive component: the . This substance is well known to increase the risk of disorders respiratory and, like the , the emanations of its electronic equivalent come to charge the ambient nicotine. Despite a less unpleasant odor than that of tobacco and more or less flowery scents, the rate of may be harmful to non-smokers. And its concentration is certainly higher in the air since these cigarettes which seem healthier, proliferate and that non-smokers now care little.
But how can this rate be measured in real time when laboratories have great difficulty in carrying out this kind of collection with specialized equipment? To address this concern, portable nicotine scavengers are under development. Until now, they were not really practical because they require the presence of sweat orto work.
Real-time nicotine level measurement
A team of researchers from several university laboratories seems to have resolved this concern by developing abattery-free that sticks to the skin to measure the ambient nicotine level in real time. The sensor, which rests on a polyimide support, consists of (VO2).