How to Remove Cigarette Odor

Ex-smokers would definitely want to know how to remove cigarette odor from their home, cars and places they usually frequent when they quit.
Lingering cigarette odor is unmistakable, unpleasant, obnoxious to non-smokers and ex-smokers alike. Ex-smokers only realized how bad is it only when they gave up and better understand how others feel about it.

Can you imagine how intolerable will that be to a non-smoker. Their nose are particularly sensitive and that cigarette odor left in a premises or car by previous smoking occupants may be close to unbearable to them.

It’s a fact that smokers don’t like that smell either when it hits them just like everyone else. However, it’s amazing how the smell goes away the very moment they light up a cigarette. I know because I was once an ex-smoker too.
There’s also the other threat of this lingering odor that coined as third hand smoke.

Fresheners used to freshen up the space just make a feeble attempt to cover up the stale cigarette odor.
The easiest but not the most practical is to throw away everything that has the lingering cigarette odor but that would probably mean throwing out your whole house or buying a new car.

 Here are some tips on how to remove cigarette odor that doesn’t call for drastic measure like throwing away everything that has that smell. However, be forewarned that some stuff that have been heavily permeated by cigarette odor may prove almost impossible to remove and best way to cut loss is to get rid of it and get yourself a new replacement.

You shouldn’t have a problem with all the money you have saved from quitting smoking.

Anyway, some of tips here are good exercise to get you moving and keeping your hands and mind occupied.

  1. Throw open all the doors and windows in your home or car and let it air out. If you have furniture that reeks, they can be moved outdoors on a dry day for better airing.
  2. Wash or dry-clean whatever possible that’s in the room to help remove that odor.
  3. Give your house a new coat of paint
  4. Make use of baking soda. Sprinkle it liberally on carpet, rugs and upholstery to sit overnight and vacuum the next day. However, before you do that, make sure you test it out on a concealed part of the surface that you are going to sprinkle on in case the reaction of the baking soda and what you are going to sprinkle on doesn’t agree with one another.
  5. Place bowls of activated charcoal around your rooms or car. They will help to absorb the odor. Note: Activated charcoal are charcoal that has been treated with oxygen and will become less effective with use.
  6.  If money is not an issue, you may want to get professionals to do the cleaning job or have your furniture and upholstery and anything that smells replaced with new ones.

 

Well, here are my tips on how to remove cigarette odor, make a run with it.

Great exercise if you are planning to DIY and take your mind of smoking after you have quit or you get pay someone else to do it.