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Cleaning Cigarette Smoke Odors on Stuffed Toys

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Cigarette smoke is so pervasive. It clings to everything including a child's stuffies. This is a guide about cleaning cigarette smoke odors on stuffed animals.
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December 3, 2009

How do I get the smell of cigarettes out of stuffed animals? I have washed them in hot water with detergent plus white vinegar, and then put them in the dryer on hot, yet they still smell.

By Cindi

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December 4, 20090 found this helpful
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Not quite the same thing, but whenever I use wool that has been stored in airtight plastic bags, there is a terrible smell coming from it which feel like a mixture of chemicals and smoke.

So I then store the wool for a month or so in a bag or box filled with lavender sachets. It always get's rid of the smells.

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December 4, 20090 found this helpful
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First; take those cigarettes away from the children; this should be a good lesson to them as to how difficult it is to get rid of nicotine.

Secondly; set the stuffed animals out in the fresh air for a month or three (weather protected of course) or third: bag stuffed items with Activated Charcoal.

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December 5, 20090 found this helpful
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Try Odorban it works.You can get it at Walmart in the cleaning section.

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December 3, 20090 found this helpful

How do I remove the smell of cigarette smoke from stuffed animals without using too many chemicals?

Gaylebear from Flemington, NJ

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Cigarette Smoke Odors on Stuffed Animals

Try taking the stuffed animals outside on a sunny breezy day. Or how about spraying with Febreeze and tossing in the dryer for a few minutes? (09/18/2006)

By Connie from MD

Cigarette Smoke Odors on Stuffed Animals

Wash them in the washing machine. Most stuffed animals come out looking and smelling fabulous! (09/19/2006)

By Dust Bunny HK

Cigarette Smoke Odors on Stuffed Animals

Hi Gaylebear,
When I quit smoking, my house smelled horrible! I wanted to clean and freshen everything up. My dd had gobs of stuffed animals. I wasn't confident enough to put them in the washer (didn't know if the eyes, bows, nose, etc. would fall off), so I put them in the dryer on permanent press and low-heat with a white T-shirt dampened with white vinegar and 3 tennis balls. I didn't want to use fabric sheets, they would hide the smell but not clean the animals. The stuffed animals came out clean, fluffy, smelling fresh and all parts intact! (09/19/2006)

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By SweetCali40

Cigarette Smoke Odors on Stuffed Animals

Throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet. Set on air only. (04/03/2008)

By Gary Dominicus

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