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
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How do I remove cigarette odor from home and laundry?
Cigarette smell is essentially impossible to remove; there is no way to successfully remove the smell from breath, body, clothes etc. The real problem is much bigger-not just smoke but also second and third hand smoking residuals.
You can use a product called Nok-Out. It is available on Amazon.
activated charcoal satchets, spraying with vinegar water, putting bowls of coffee grounds everywhere, and wiping down all surfaces very well with bleachy or vinegary water will help combat the smell
Calling myself a "closet smoker" is a joke, with a touch of denial. I only smoke at home, but I don't bother to step outside; consequently, cigarette smoke pervades the air, causing my clothes and hair to wreak of nicotine stench. That fact causes me no end of torment in time and money, as I attempt to camouflage and cover up, and rid myself of that dead give away. It's REALLY, REALLY magnified when I enter places where NO ONE SMOKES, EVER, NEVER, and that's at church. The very, most effective minimizer of cigarette smell in my clothès, and at short notice, is a RUBBING ALCOHOL SPRITZ.
We had serious problems trying to get rid of the odor in my grandparents house. So here is my list of t-do's I can offer.
Of course it depends on how awful the cigarette odor in you house, though I'm afraid there's no simple solution.
Carpeting: tear it out, remove pads too. We used the hardwood floors underneath, but you could also re-carpet. You cannot save it, you will never get the smell out.
Walls/ceilings: Remove wallpaper if any. If it is painted, the best option is to remove the drywall or plaster if that is practical and you can afford it.
Hardwood floors. Screen and re-coat.
Porcelain. Scrub scrub scrub with a good ammonia base cleaner and a soft sponge.
Wood moldings. Heat strip and refinish (paint of stain and poly). LIght fixtures - clean with a strong ammonia based cleaner.
If you have chandeliers, you need to remove every crystal, soak and scrub them and then put them back up.
Windows: 2-3 scrubbing with Windex usually removes the film. You need to scrub, not just spray and squeegee.
Mattress. Just throw it away and buy a new one. The smell will not come out.
Cloth, bedding, etc. Wash with tide and borax use liquid fabric softener. If you have hard water, take it somewhere that does not.
Curtains. Throw them out.
Leather. This is really tough. Leather really absorbs tar and goo from smoking. It is hard to clean and expensive to replace. We cleaned it a lot and just lived with it being a little bit stinky.
Ceiling tiles. Anything soft is almost impossible to get smell out of. We just removed them.
The question was not what are the effects of smoking. Stick the the topic people came to this article to read. I don't smoke and don't need education on how harmful it is.
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.