Indoor‌ ‌Plants‌ ‌that‌ ‌filter‌ ‌Cigarette‌ ‌Smoke‌ ‌


Cigarettes contain nicotine, phenols, naphthalene, benzene, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanide, methane, formaldehyde, ammonia, etc. The packet of the cigarette itself says it causes cancer. Smoking also causes heart and respiratory diseases. Cigarettes not only break the health of the smoker but also harms the ones around the smoker (kids & elderly members of the family).

Quitting cigarettes is a big challenge and till the time the smokers don’t quit what can the passive smokers do to keep safe? Well, some indoor plants absorb the toxic chemicals coming out of cigarettes.

Bringing these plants home would help filter smoke.

Rubber Plant

rubber plant

Carbon monoxide is one of the prime gases that are emitted out of cigarettes. Rubber plants absorb that fully and present you a toxin-free air to breathe. Place it in your balcony, hall, porch, or any spacious area inside your home because it grows fast.

Spider Plant

spider plant

As per research, spider plants can remove 96% of carbon monoxide from the atmosphere which is a piece of great news. Just bring spider plants home and also gift those friends or relatives who smoke a lot.

Peace Lily


This is another refreshing plant that you can bring home and clean your atmosphere from tobacco. The deep green and shiny leaves absorb the harmful toxins coming from cigarettes. It also removes benzene and formaldehyde.

Bamboo Palm

bamboo palm

This is the perfect plant to keep in a smoker’s room. The best thing about this plant is that it is very hard to kill. Thus, even when you forget to water it – there’s nothing to worry about.

Chrysanthemum Flowering Plant


They are quite effective at removing carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from cigarettes. By doing so, they wipe away the most dangerous indoor air pollutants. Plus the colourful flowers add more happiness to one’s place.

Areca Palm

areca palm

This is one of the best plants for both indoor and outdoor spaces. It eradicates formaldehyde which is emitted by cigarettes so that you can enjoy a healthier air.


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