Dealing with Cigarette Smoke

by Amy Gordon
(last updated September 8, 2014)

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Cigarette smoke can be difficult to deal with, especially if you are allergic to cigarette smoke or if you do not approve of smoking in your house. If such is the case, one clear sign to your guests that you do not approve is to not provide ashtrays for them. If your guests want to smoke, politely explain your problem. Do not be afraid to ban smoking in your home or office. Most people will understand that you do not approve.

Getting rid of the smell of smoke can be difficult if you smoke or live with a smoker. There are a few things you can try to minimize the affect of the smell. They follow below.

  • Buy special ashtrays that absorb smoke and stale smells.
  • Invest in freestanding air purifiers. Better yet, install a permanent air ionizer or smoke filter and clean or replace its filtering mechanism regularly.
  • Decorate your home with potpourri and houseplants. Try the chlorophytum, or spider plant, which is said to be a natural air purifier.

It is easier to eliminate the odor of temporary tobacco smells if you aren't a smoker or don't live with a smoker, but it can still be difficult. Here are a few tips.

  • Burn scented candles or incense. They will clear and perfume the air.
  • Put solid room deodorizers near air vents or windows.
  • When your guests have gone, open all the doors and windows and make sure you empty all ashtrays.

When there is smoke in the car, you can try these tips.

  • Empty the ashtrays after each use, then put a layer of baking soda in them to smother new butts and ashes.
  • Special car air ionizers exist and can be purchased at most places that sell car accessories. They plug into the cigarette lighter slot.
  • Make the ashtrays unusable; fill them with candy and loose change for the parking meter. This will encourage you and others not to smoke in the car.
  • Smoke is a stubborn smell to remove, but these few tips should help reduce the effects of the odor.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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2015-03-08 11:40:14

Scott

I hate tar on the bottom of my ashtray.

To eliminate this problem, I bought a long and narrow ashtray with two slots for cigars. In one slot, I laid a cigarette snuffer on its side. I flick the ashes in the bowl and put the cigarette out in the snuffer. Even though the bottom is exposed, it still puts the cigarette out.

Once it's out, I drop it in the bowl and dump it and the ashes in the trash. Any remaining ashes can be easily wiped out. I got a keyboard cleaning vac that runs on batteries to clean mine and it works great.


2014-09-08 05:33:50

Anita

To eliminate any smoke smell of any bad smeel of any matter. Use vinggar, i put little containers of vinvegar in and around my house and it absorbs any foul smell. If you have any meat that has rotten in your freezer, wash it and add containers with swimming pool chlorine and replace it until the smell is gone. This really works..... to clean pots that have burned, fill them with 1/2 cup of caustic soda fill up with hot water and see what your pot or containers looks like.... so clean it actually looks brand new.....


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