Cigarette Smoke Coming from the Apartment Next Door?

I live in a low income studio apartment. The previous renter smoked in the bathroom and the next door neighbor smokes various things and it seeps through the walls. Please help!


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November 6, 20170 found this helpful
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  1. In the bathroom you'll need to clean the walls, fixtures, tub, all surfaces and floor with vinegar. This will get rid of the tar and the residue left behind from the cigarette smoke.
  2. In the living room you'll need to use baking soda on your carpets to clean the smell.
  3. You'll also need to clean your walls and fixtures with vinegar.
  4. If there was shades or curtains left you'll need to wash these in the machine.
  5. As for keeping the smoke out of your apartment this one might be a bit more complicated.
  6. You will need to try and seal the bottom of the wall around the floor, all cracks, and around the ceiling.
  7. I would also speak with your landlord if this is a no smoking building.
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  9. I think there is some states that have certain apartments or building that are zoned for non smokers. Find out if yours is one of them.
  10. Also, you'll need to buy some room fresheners and put them next to the wall where the smoke is seeping into your apartment.
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November 12, 20170 found this helpful
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It's not coming through the walls it's coming through the vents. If your lease/contract says you are not to smoke inside the apt, please call the landlord. If you obey the rules, so should your neighbors. Hiding it in the bathroom because there is a vent is one of the things people do when they don't think they will get caught.
Cleaning things will help, but stopping the problem is the key. Good luck.

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November 5, 20170 found this helpful

Im not sure where you live, but in NY there are laws against this. It is for health reasons. Tell your landlord.

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November 16, 20170 found this helpful
  • Keep your windows open a crack for ventilation.
  • Find out the laws in your state. Over here, we are not allowed to smoke inside, it has to be outside. Report it to the landlord.
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  • If they are smoking drugs as soon as you smell, inform the police so they to can smell it when they come.
  • Invest in an air purifier.
  • In the meantime, I would look for another place to live if you can.
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