Does Cigarette Smoke Affect House Plants?

Cigarette smoke contains ethylene, which causes plant leaves to drop and seeds to grow horizontally instead of vertically. Carbon dioxide, also found in smoke, benefits plants by aiding in photosynthesis.

Keywords: photosynthesis, cigarette smoke and house plants, ethylene, plant leaves

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