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Holy Smoke

Theory and observation..

While I was stopped at a red light and taking a drag on a cigarette a curiosity came over me:

When I accelerate, the smoke that left the end of my cigarette does not travel to the rear of the car. More thinking,  would an un-tethered balloon, stay pace with my accelerating or float to the rear of the car ?

The smoke that leaves the cigarette, although lighter than air, still at a molecular level attached to the cigarette, if so at which point do smoke particles, isolated or collectively, become independent of the cigarette.

What are the factors?

Working trials and experiments.

w.i.p.