Now this is not really Electronic Cigarette related, but I just ran across this while doing some research at the American Journal of Preventative Medicine and it caught my eye as another example of science potentially being used for fear mongering when it comes to smoking.
First off, let me say CO is bad. I grew up on a busy street. At any given time during rush hour traffic we would have 40-50 cars idling in my front yard. At one point the gas man came to hook up our heater and said he couldn't because CO levels inside the house were too much, there must be something wrong with the heater. So he went outside to clear his detector. He found the CO levels OUTSIDE were higher, almost twice as high, then they were inside. And I can say without a doubt, when I moved out of that house into a more residential area, my health greatly improved.
We complained to the city many times and were always told "nothing we can do sir."
So, I'm no fan of CO. But i found this article "Carbon Monoxide Levels Among Patrons of Hookah Cafes" at the AJoPM and found it interesting. Here's the scoop: