(Closed) cigarette smoke smell

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Post # 3
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Baking soda all over the couch then vacuum it up!

Post # 4
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

It should fade with time as well.  Hate that smoke smell… it lingers!  

Post # 6
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I crashed at my Nans recently because of a seriously long shift I did at work.

My Nan has been smoking for most of her life, and has lived in the house for 4 years.  I spent 7 hours there and I stank when I left.  The smell was in my clothes, in my hair, in my skin.  A few days later I opened up my handbag and was blasted with the stench.

I love my Nan, and I worry for her and her health.  But she sits in that house all day and just smokes and smokes.  Its depressing and just plain disgusting.

I was so thankful for my smoke free household.  And I unfortunantly decided that next time I will just crash at a cheap motel.

Post # 7
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wow, I wouldn’t ever let someone smoke inside my house.  Anyway, I’d maybe try spraying the couch with Febreeze or vodka.

Post # 8
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly… If it bothers you, you should just not let someone smoke in the house. I grew up in a smoking house and even used to smoke but smoking in a house is disgusting to me.  

The only thing that will probably actually neutralize the odor..  You probably won’t like this, but:

1 part (white) vinegar : 2 parts water. Spray down the couch. The vinegar smell will fade in a day or two, and probably take the smoke smell with it. Afterward you can fabreeze.

Post # 9
972 posts
Busy bee

I don’t have any advice, but I can sympathize! I live in an apartment, and the next door neighbors smoke. It kind of penetrates through our shared wall, into our bedroom and we can’t do anything about it. Apparently theres some law in place to protect smoker’s rights to smoke in their own place.


Post # 10
1089 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Like PP have said, I’m sure the vinegar will work. Ugh I totally know what you mean…future in laws have been smoking in their house for over 25 years and when Fiance and I visit we spend the night andwe stink, I have to wash all of our clothes and sometimes it’s so bad that I have to wash my hair twice to get the nasty smell out. I really hate the smell so much, why they have to smoke in the house is beyond me.

Post # 11
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Febreeze works well!

Post # 12
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Mrs.LemonDrop: As I understood it, the person wasn’t smoking in the house, but was a smoker, so the smell was on them and their clothes as they sat on the couch, which is why the couch now smells.

Smoking smell is the absolute worst. I hope one of these sugestions works for you.

Post # 13
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@sugarcube: Ugh, we have the same problem in our duplex. The smell is mostly in the downstairs closet and bathroom, so we’ve turned the bathroom into a cleaning closet and keep those doors closed at all times.

Baking soda is a miracle worker. It will absorb the smell, not cover it up with chemicals, after sitting for about fifteen minutes. If that doesn’t work, move on to vinegar, then ammonia.

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