Tobacco Smoke


This single-use rental kit detects and reports the presence of secondhand (environmental) and third-hand smoke found in your home.

Results emailed within 5 business days of receiving your samples at our lab.

Sample Report

Tobacco Smoke

Tobacco Smoke Check™ is the most advanced air testing product on the market today for distinguishing residual contamination from tobacco smoke. This test is a valuable tool for homeowners and renters because it provides insight into whether the location can be considered a smoke-free environment.

Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that can cause cancer. The dangers of smoking tobacco and exposure to second-hand smoke are well-known, but did you know that third-hand smoke can also cause serious health problems?

Third-hand smoke is the tobacco residue that can remain on surfaces and dust for months after someone smokes a cigarette. In some situations, third-hand smoke can even remain on fabric for a year and a half after the last exposure to cigarette smoke. This residue can cause coughing, asthma, and respiratory tract infections. Third-hand smoke is more likely to remain on indoor surfaces.


Secondhand smoke is smoke from burning tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Secondhand smoke also is smoke that has been exhaled, or breathed out, by the person smoking.

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 4 in

3 reviews for Tobacco Smoke

Kenneth Groves

Thanks for your help!


Quick turn around for the test. I was shocked at the results. I would recommend this test, quick delivery and results were very fast also.


This company is a scam. I am constantly overwhelmed with cigarette smoke in my apartment but the test returned as ‘not-detected’. I called and was told by Rebecca the unit shows that it functioned properly and maybe I “should invest in having the walls opened up for testing”. Really! I live in a rental, as indicated on the test form that was submitted with the test sample. Do NOT waste your money!!!

Home Air Check

Hello Patricia,

I am sorry to hear your are dissatisfied with your results. Our test will detect second and thirdhand smoke at a concentration of 0.1 ng/L. There are people who can detect concentrations lower than that with their nose, modern instrumentation, however, cannot. It is important to know that one of the biggest hurdles when testing apartments/condos is the separation from the smokes origin – the floors, walls, and vents all act as filters. Which reduces the amount of chemical off-gassing occurring in your space, specifically.

I’d like to reassure you that we are not a scam, that Home Air Check is an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHI) Accredited Laboratory.

Let me know if you have any questions.



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