How to Get Rid Of Cigarette Smoke Smell

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Regardless if you are a smoker or not, most people do not like the smell that cigarette smoke leaves behind.


Here are some creative ways to get rid of that smell from your car, furniture and rooms in your home where someone has been smoking.

  • Clean all surfaces with normal cleaning products.

    The first way to go about getting rid of the smell of stale cigarette smoke is one of the most obvious and that is to begin by surface cleaning all areas that have been affected. Use Windex on all glass and mirrors, furniture polish on all wood, and armor all for hard car interior.

  • Clean Your Light Bulbs

    As strange as this might sound, light bulbs will attract cigarette smoke at the time that someone is smoking, and will then will redistribute the smell back in the room when turned on again at a later period. So while doing your surface cleaning, do not forget your light bulbs.

  • Open Your Windows

    This is another obvious suggestion, but is one of the first steps you should take before anything else. Open all the windows in the room to air the place out for awhile. If you have furniture, blankets, cushions or pillows that the smell seems to be clinging to, try to put them outside on a nice day to air themselves out fully.

  • Put Out Bowls of White Vinegar

    Putting out a few bowls of white vinegar can work wonders in removing the smell of stale cigarette smoke from a room. Simply pour some vinegar in a couple of bowls and let them sit in the room for approximately 24 hours.

  • Put Out Bowls Of Ammonia

    Putting out bowls of ammonia can be just as effective as the white vinegar. Be careful using this tip however if you have pets or children because consumption of ammonia can be very dangerous.

  • Put Out Bowls of Charcoal

    Another surprising cigarette smoke odor remover is charcoal. Before going to bed at night but a couple of bowls filled with charcoal around the room and leave out overnight.

  • Try Baking Soda

    Many people are aware that baking soda is very good at removing odors from their refrigerator and freezer, but luckily it is also very effective in removing the odor of cigarette smoke as well. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet, couches or even in your car and let it sit for a few hours. Then vacuum it up with your vacuum cleaner. Beware on finer furniture however. Try a small test area to be sure that the baking soda will not discolor or do any damage before using it liberally.

  • Wash Down The Walls

    Not only can a stale cigarette smoke smell stick to furniture and carpets but also to walls. If your walls are wood, try washing down and then using furniture polish. If the walls are painted try mixing 1 gallon of warm water, 1/2 cup plain ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 1/4 cup washing soda (can be found in most laundry aisles of your supermarket). This solution might also work well on wallpaper, but again you should try on a test area. Sturdier wallpapers can handle getting wet, but older or thin papered wallpaper might tear or peel.

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