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How to Hide the Smell of Cigarette Smoke

Updated November 21, 2016

Cigarette smoking is a habit that many people find offensive. The lingering smell of smoke can last for quite some time, especially if you smoke inside your house. If you do smoke, you may feel insecure about how you or home smells as a result of your habit. If you want to minimise the smell of cigarette smoke, there are a number of things you can try to achieve this.

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  1. Create smoke-free zones. You can do this by smoking outside instead of inside when you need a cigarette. This will prevent your home from smelling like smoke. Additionally, avoid smoking in your car. Committing to smoking outside will also help lessen the smoke smell on your clothes, as you will not be in a confined area penetrated by cigarette smoke. If weather prohibits you from going outside, smoke by an open window so that the majority of smoke will go outside rather than in your home or car.

  2. Cover up the smell of cigarettes in your home through the use of other scents. You may want to light a candle or several fragrant candles. You could use an air freshener spray. Use a fragrant powder on your carpet that will help it smell nice and can be easily vacuumed up after several minutes of penetration. You may also want to use scented plug-ins.

  3. Neutralise the smell of cigarettes in your home through the use of neutralising room sprays such as Febreze. Odour neutralisers are designed to remove the smell of odour from the air without adding a new scent. Using a neutraliser such as Febreze can help you hide the smell of cigarette smoke without making it evident that you are trying to do so.

  4. Change your clothing if it smells like smoke. Doing this will be the easiest way to remove the smoke smell from yourself.

  5. Wear a perfume or body spray to cover up the smell of smoke. Spraying on a strong scent can help hide the smell of cigarettes. Additionally, you could spray yourself with a body spray to cover up the smell. Body sprays are great because they can be used in the hair.

  6. Take care of your breath. Eliminate the odour through the use of mouthwash, teeth brushing, breath spray or gum.

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Things You'll Need

  • Candles
  • Air freshener spray
  • Fragrant powder
  • Scented plug-ins
  • Odour neutralising spray
  • Change of clothes
  • Perfume
  • Body Spray
  • Mouthwash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Breath spray
  • Gum


About the Author

Based in Orlando, Fla., Michaela Davila has been writing poetry, short stories, resumes and advertising materials for years. She has recently been published in the Dollar Stretcher and Devozine. Davila has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Elon University and is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst.

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