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Smoke smell in a flat below mine.

  1. Mar 12, 2015 #1
    Good day, everyone,
    I have an uncommon question:
    Man smokes in a balcony. Will the people, who are below him will smell that? Or just people who live above the man?
    I guess warm air is going up, but how about a smell, diffusion says that molecules are moving disorderly, so I completely lost my mind whether smell can be smelled if you are below.
    This is some kind a exercise, but I can't recognize which physics field it belongs to.

    Thank you!
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2015 #2

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    So long as it's warm --- which isn't long for smoke.
    No breeze, a smoker can "perfume" a fairly large volume of air.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2015 #3
    So the answer is yes? People below can smell that?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2015 #4

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    Definitely. If it's left-handed tobacco, some can smell it on the next block.
     
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