How To Get Rid Of Cigarette Smell In The House

Nothing is more annoying then the smell of cigarette smoke in your home. Often you have visitors who have a habit of smoking and you simply can’t turn them out of your house for that. Your spouse might be a smoker too, whatever the case the one difficult thing to do is to get rid of the stench.

It is quite displeasing to have the smell of cigarette smoke all over the place and it also makes your house feel  unwelcome to other visitors. No matter how many deodorizers you use there is always that telltale smell which accompanies cigarette smoke.


8 Effective Tips For Cigarette Smell

Following are a few tips which guide you towards getting rid of cigarette smoke.

Baking Soda

Use baking soda on the carpet, furniture, and bedding or wherever you believe there might have been a few dropped ashes of cigarettes. The baking soda will absorb any sort of smell and will also get rid of it eventually. The main thing to do is to be persistent. Your persistence will pay off and you will soon realize that the horrible smell has gone for good.

Clean your laundry

Wash all the curtains and sofa covers along with blankets and the bed sheets. Make sure you put a mixture of lemon and vinegar in the wash. This will also get rid of the cigarette smell pretty soon

Air Ventilation

Open all the windows and ventilations. The more open air comes in your home, the more it will help to get rid of any stale or lingering smell. Airing your homes is the best way to make the air fresh and clean. It’s a good idea to open the windows first thing in the morning to let in all the fresh morning air.


You can also try this age old and tested remedy of putting bowls of vinegar in places where your spouse or friends smokes the most. Vinegar has a property which absorbs all sorts of unpleasant odours


Use Charcoal

Some people also swear by the use of charcoal. Placing charcoal in bowls will also help to remove any cigarette smell

Avoid Incense

Also make sure to not burn any incense or sweet smelling sprays, this will only add up to the cloying smell and will in fact smell even worse then before.


You can also sprinkle your house with Odoban. It is a known fact that professionals use this in order to remove smoke smells left by the fire.

Deodorizing Primer

If the smell is too much for you to bear you might need to repaint your walls with a deodorizing primer. This might help reduce the smell to a great extent.

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