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What are the other factors that can influence breathalyzer test result?

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Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Question: What items (besides alcohol) can cause a 'violation' reading on a Smart Start in vehicle breathalyzer (beside mouthwash) ?
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Certain cough syrup contain alcohol

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Dear Sir,

Certain commonly used substances like cough syrup, paint removers, mouthwash contain alcohol in small quantity, but the quantity is not sufficient to cause a reading above permissible level in breath analyser.

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