On the subject of cigars, there is no voice more expert than Cigar Aficionado magazine. With nearly a quarter of a million readers, the magazine regularly reviews products for cigar lovers with the discriminating eye of a connoisseur.
So when it came to recommending the best air purifier for “clearing away hovering clouds of smoke and lingering odours that might offend those in the household who may be partial to puffing” – the magazine chose the IQAir GC MultiGas.
The magazine said the GC MultiGas is similar to other air purifiers only in that it has a pre-filter and a fan. “What comes next,” said Cigar Aficionado, “goes beyond the norm.” The editors were awed by the performance of the four gas-phase filters containing activated carbon and alumina pellets to clear the air of odours.
They put the GC MultiGas’ powerful filtration to the test under “smokier than average conditions” in their offices on Park Avenue in New York. “The unit quickly cleared smoke out of a small office, and soon after the traces of cigar were unnoticeable,” they observed.
Taking note of IQAir’s proven leadership in providing medical-grade air for the most demanding critical environments, the magazine concluded the GC MultiGas might also perform wonders for the cigar smoker.
“The reasoning goes that if it’s good enough to battle airborne contaminants in hospitals and wage war on the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong, then the GC MultiGas air purifier from IQAir could be just powerful enough to establish a friendly stronghold for cigar smokers on the home front,” said Cigar Aficionado.
Note: IQAir does not endorse smoking indoors. IQAir views air cleaning as a means for reducing the effects of secondhand smoke only when smoking is unavoidable. In an environment where smoking indoors in unavoidable, smoking should be confined to only one room.