Getting Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor on Skin and Clothing

I am a smoker, and while I know I shouldn't, there is a way to go yet. However I have recently been told by my housemate that, while I smoke outside, the smoke smell is entering the house. I have made adjustments, such as smoking as far from the house as our back yard allows and wearing a jacket and scarf to decrease the smell on my person when I enter it. However, I am afraid that it might not be enough and was wondering whether anyone knew of a non-invasive spray or something that would kill the smell of tobacco on my person without stinking up the house with a strong perfume or cleaning smell. Any suggestions would be most welcome.


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November 20, 20170 found this helpful

You could try Fabreze fabric refresher, I've found it to pretty much take the smell out of anything. You mentioned you have tried wearing a scarf and jacket, you do leave these outside correct? I would try the fabreze just spray your clothes with it briefly, be sure to leave your jacket and scarf outdoors and be sure to wash your hands once your indoors. I dont know if you have long hair or not but if so you might consider pulling it up and out of the way so that less of its exposed to the smoke. Also keep some gum or breath mints for when you come in so that cigarette smell will not be on your breath. Im a smoker and this is what I do before going into a non smoking environment where I know the tobacco smell is likely to stand out.

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November 20, 20170 found this helpful

For clothing, use Nok-Out. For skin, use lemon juice.

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November 20, 20170 found this helpful

Cigarette smell is essentially impossible to remove; there is no way you can try to successfully remove the smell from your breath, body, clothes etc. The real problem is much bigger-not just smoke but also second and third hand smoking residuals.


The three (that we know of) disabling and deadly disease causing cigarette smoking residuals:
1-Your Cigarette Smoke in the air-Breathed in by other people, pets etc.
2-Your Cigarette Smoke Particulate Matter-Smoke particles in the air that drop from the smoke to the body, clothes and all surfaces in the car, house, work etc. From direct smoke but also from smokers and non-smokers breathing your smoke particles in and out of their lungs.
3-Your Cigarette Particles From Smoke that are on house, car and any other surfaces and then lifted up by air disturbances to be breathed into the lungs by people, pets, etc.

All three cigarette smoking residuals are significant disease causing problems.

As long as you smoke, you will always smell like smoke (from your body-cigarette breath from lungs, body exudes smell in sweat, etc.) You will smell like smoke no matter how much you shower, wash clothes, use mouthwash, soap, shampoo etc., and any other method you try.

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November 20, 20170 found this helpful

Important-The three cigarette smoking residuals cause severe diseases-cancers, lung diseases etc., to smokers and non smokers alike.


I remember recently in the news, a man who smoked for years and then his wife, a non-smoker, died of lung cancer, from his smoking.

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November 24, 20170 found this helpful

I will not defend cigarette smoking. It is a nasty, expensive, life taking habit.

I will say this with strong conviction, 'A few billion cigarettes smoked each day is merely a drop in the bucket when it comes to the tons of pollutants belched out into our atmosphere and oceans.

eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq: In 2016, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by the U.S. electric power sector1 were 1,821 million metric tons.

Non smokers who waste electricity might just contribute more to someone elses lung cancer (at least indirectly) than do smokers.

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November 21, 20170 found this helpful

Febreze is the best it doesn't just mask odors but absorbs them. Just spray a little on yourself every time you smoke. Then wait 5 minutes before going into the house. Maybe take a short walk before going in.

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November 23, 20171 found this helpful

Every one is telling you how to try and eliminate the smell of cigarettes on your person and clothes.


Did any one tell you the best way is ---------TO STOP SMOKING!!!

Oh I know its hard, "been there done that" I started smoking when I was a teenager it was the in thing to do and probably did for twenty years. I would not smoke in the house being the only one in my family who smoked, would go outside in all kinds of weather, just HAD to have that smoke.

How to stop, "cold turkey" is the best way, try it oh sooooo hard BUT here I am a little o' lady of 83 It I can do it --------so can you !!

Good luck !!!

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November 25, 20170 found this helpful

It seems everyone is giving advice on your health (which you already know that smoking is not good for your health) and how to remove odor from your clothes.

  • I, personally, do not believe you can smoke anywhere and remove the cigarette odor so that a non-smoker will not detect it.
  • The smoke smell will follow you wherever you go.
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  • The odor gets in your hair, on your skin, on your breath, as well as on any clothing you are wearing and merely removing the odor from clothes will not accomplish very much.
  • If you have a non-smoker check your clothes in your closet you will probably find they reek of tobacco odor.

You and your housemate may have to reach some sort of agreement about the odor/smell because as long as you smoke, you will carry this odor wherever you go.

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November 26, 20170 found this helpful

Go to the internet and find "Squelch Spray".

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February 6, 20180 found this helpful

Use incense, u gotta fight smoke with smoke but u dont need to burn a whole stick

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