How to Get Rid of Cigarette Odor

Non-smokers still end up with cigarette smoke odors on their clothes, either because they’re friends with smokers, or through environments they spend time in, like clubs, concerts, casinos, etc.  All it takes is one strong smoke plume to add ash-tray-like aromas to a favorite garment.

Here are some popular ways people try to remove the smell of cigarette smoke:

Destroy Odor with NonScents Shoe Deodorizers

Put the affected garment in an air-tight bag with one (or two) of our NonScents Shoe Deodorizers. Our special coating will reach out through the sachets and destroy, dismantle, or modify (depending on compound) the compounds that cause cigarette smoke odors. Try leaving the garment in the bag at least overnight to give NonScents technology a chance to work at its best.

Absorb the Odor with Baking Soda or Charcoal

Both charcoal and baking soda are extremely porous, and they act like nets to capture odor compounds that blunder in to them. Many people use them to try to fight cigarette smoke smells, but unfortunately, this mechanism is very passive – the compounds either run into the net or they don’t. That leads to inconsistent, disappointing results.

Cover Up the Odor with Fragrances

A lot of products use fragrances to “freshen” the air by injecting it with other, more powerful smells that are ostensibly more desirable. We see this as changing the problem, not solving it. If you shirt smells like a lemon now, is that really your desired outcome? In addition, cigarette smoke has the ability to blend with other aromas, with truly hideous-smelling results.  Imagine your shirt smelling like a lemon smoking a cigarette. That doesn’t seem like a win.

Neutralize the Odor with Vinegar

First off – there are a lot of clothes that wouldn’t appreciate being doused in vinegar – liquids that are that acidic can damage dyes, textures, etc. Putting an open container of vinegar near your clothes may perfume the air (and possibly the clothes) with vinegar aroma as it evaporates, but like other fragrances, that isn’t really a solution. The problem is that smoke deposits particles on clothes. Without direct contact, vinegar isn’t really able to take care of those.

Use NonScents Shoe Deodorizers to Fight Cigarette Smoke Aromas in Clothes & Bags
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