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Get Rid of Stale Cigarette Smoke Smell from House

  • Published: 2014-03-28 (Rev. 2016-09-23) - Contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World
  • Synopsis: Information on how to eliminate stale pipe cigar and cigarette smoke odor inside the home.

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"For a quick fix to a tobacco smell which is not too ingrained try placing a pot filled with water in your oven and put about five or six drops of vanilla essence into the water."

Cigarette and cigar smoke penetrates furniture, carpets, walls, windows, painted surfaces, and just about every other nook and cranny in our homes.

Smoking in a home leaves a tar residue on everything in the home. the best way to get rid of the smell is to get rid of the tar residue. Scrub the walls and floor, wash the curtains, Febreze all your furniture, open the windows, and plug in a few air fresheners around the place to cover up any lingering odor. The longer you can leave the windows open in a home or car infested with smoke odor the better as the fresh air allows tar and resin particles to dissipate thereby cleansing the air of all the odors.

Tobacco odor is notoriously difficult to get rid of under normal circumstances, and is nearly impossible to do quickly. However, there are a few tricks that you can use to try to remove and cover up the offending odors.

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