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How do you eliminate cigarette smells from clothes as quickly as possible?
Try Febreze, it can be sprayed directly to clothes, car, most surfaces. I spray it in the room and it goes to carpet or furniture. Air out clothes, hang on hanger and place in a breezy area on the line or back porch. I used to go to concerts and some clothes were dry clean only so I would hang them out side immediately.
White clothes, rinse with white vinegar. It also helps whiten and gets rid of excess soap.
You can also put them in the electric clothes dryer if you have access to one with a fabric softener sheet on the no-heat setting (mine says "air fluff").
Add a cup of ammonia to the water when laundering clothes - this really eliminates the stale smoke smell.
Wash your clothes with Scope (one capful) and it will get heavy smoke out (we went through a fire and had to wash everything) If it needs to be done right away, any fabric refresher would do (clorox makes a great one, just as safe on fabrics as febreez
A cheap and easy replacement for Febreeze is to fill a spare empty pump dispenser with fabric conditioner (that you would normally use in your washing machine) fill about 2 inches of the bottle then fill the rest up with water. Replace the cap and then give it a good shake. Spray onto your clothes and leave to dry off. Just as good as Febreeze and a cheap bottle of conditioner from my supermarket lasts a long long time!
Best wishes, Monique x UK
I just bought a purse from a seller on ebay. It has a strong odor of smoke. It's leather so it shouldn't be washed, right? What's your ideas?
Another trick for furniture: get that carpet fresh Powder from Arm & Hammer (baking soda essential) but get CINAMMON...both ingredients neutralize smoke (and I mean HEAVY) leave on the couch overnight and vacuum in the morning. We went through an apartment fire and had a lot of smoke and water, and we salvaged everything except our queen bed and table leaves, and some little items due to water.
I have an expensive light colored purse with a red embedded lipstain. What will get that out?
What takes ink out of leather
My mom smokes cigarettes and she a heavy smoker, and when I go out in public my clothes smells horrible. I'm fifteen years old. Can anybody tell what I should do?
Tell your mom you love her and want to see her live to meet her grandkids and you don't plan on having kids anytime soon so she needs to get with the program. :) seriously though tell her. She probably doesn't think about it. Tell her you smell like a smoker and you don't want to. Tell her your feelings and ask her to go outside and not smoke in car... Nicotine sticks to anything and can cause major problems for those who don't even smoke.
Sorry but your love for someone cant overcome addiction..easy to say.hard to do
keep your coat separate from where mom smokes my granddaughter mother smokes like a train keep it in a bag and closet away from the traffic of smoke wash with vinegar
My parents are smokers and every 3 weeks I go to my boyfriend's house and I reek with smoke and he has asthma. We live in an apartment and they don't open the windows or anything. How would I take the scent off of me to where it doesn't trigger his or his mom's asthma?
By Summer from Talalah, OK
Keep a set of new clothes (that haven't been around your parents) at your boyfriend's house.
I had this issue as a teen. Wash your clothes with Borax. Its the white box. Wash em twice and put em in zip lock bags with dryer sheets. Keeps the smell down while your not wearing them. Then carry fabreeze.