cigarette smells

United States
March 15, 2007 10:10am CST
What do YOU use to get rid of cigarette smells in your house, on your furniture or on your clothing? If you don't smoke but moved into a house that had a smoker, what did you use to get rid of the smells and stains? *PLEASE NOTE* I am NOT asking you to go online and find results for what Google says works. I can do that on my own. I am asking you to tell me what has worked for you. In other words- if you NEVER used anything to get rid of the smells and you don't know anyone else who has used something that works, THEN DON'T RESPOND PLEASE! I have a pregnant friend that is dealing with a cigarette smoker in the apartment next door to her that refuses to go outside to smoke so she has to deal with being violently ill every time this person decides to light up. She is on bedrest so she can't just up and leave whenever she wants to. When she does leave and then returns home she can't bear the smells in her apartment. She wants to know what works at removing the smells. Air freshener sprays (like glade and neutra-air) will not work. They are harmful to breath in and are not an option. To anyone that can help: thank you in advance. To anyone who doesn't read this before they post: ...
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15 Mar 07
First of all, open all the doors and windows and get the house aired out. You cna use scented candles or joss sticks to mask the smell, or you could use citrus oils in a burner.
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15 Mar 07
unfortunately for her she lives in an apartment- so when she opens her front door it opens into a hallway...and opens her house up to more of the smoke. Same with the windows. Of course on a nice day she will open her windows up for fresh air but also has to deal with the smoke wafting in from the neighbor. Anything with a strong scent will make her ill due to the pregnancy as well...and scented anything will only MASK the smell as you said. It won't make it go away or even absorb the odor. Light scents might help a little. Thanks
• United States
21 Mar 07
If she likes the smell of coffee I would suggest that she buy one in her favorite flavor. Vanilla hides odors quite nicely. Heat up a cast iron skillet and add about a cup of coffee grounds and scorch them. My grandmother used this technique in her day and it worked to eliminate odors in her home. Good luck to your friend.
@stormygrl (762)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I also hate stale smell of smoke. I got a electric candle warmer, you can sit the candle on it or use oil. The oil works better and the fragrance stays. It says a few drops but I put the whole bottle on it. You can get this at Wal_mart for under $5.00 and thel little bottles of oil are a dollar to two ninety-nine. It works great just make sure it's the one you can put the oil on.
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