After a night out with friends, you might very well come home smelling of cigarette smoke – whether you are smoker or not. If for any reason this becomes a regular occurrence, or you, or a family member smokes, you’ll need to know how to remove the smell of cigarette smoke from clothes. There’s nothing more unappealing than the waft of cigarette smoke when meeting someone new. So, if first impressions count and you want to be judged on your personality, not your personal habits, follow our deodorizing tips below.
Cigarette Smoke Removal – Practical Prevention
The best method for getting the smoke smell out of clothes is to prevent the problem happening in the first place! You should:
- Avoid sitting in smoky rooms with little or no ventilation. Even if you’re not a smoker this can be damaging to your health as well as your clothes.
- If you smoke, be sure to do so in a well-ventilated area. Empty ashtrays and open windows in your home regularly to minimize the impact of stale smoke in the air.
- When smoking, position yourself so that smoke is drawn away from you. If you can, hold your cigarette at arms length.
- Be aware that smoking damages the fine hairs on the inside of the nose, which means that others might be able to smell the smoke on you, even if you can’t!
- Consider quitting smoking. Contact your local health clinic for further advice on how to change your smoking habit. Always follow your doctor’s advice.