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Cigarette smell?

Discussion in 'Tobacco / Nicotine' started by SLTE, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    Almost all of my friends smoke, so after I hang out with them my clothes usually smell like it. Also, when I was in high school I was a heavy smoker, but Mum was drunk 90% of the time so she never really noticed it. But my peers and teachers used to point that out, like in your case. I has some teachers who were ironic about me smoking.
  2. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I think it is not right to smoke in front of someone while talking face to face. Specially if you are aware that he/she is a non smoker or you can see that he is not comfortable talking while someone is smoking.
  3. LindaSuzanne

    LindaSuzanne Active Contributor

    I was very pleased when they banned smoking in public places in the UK because I can remember going home after a night out stinking of cigarette smoke. It gets in your hair, clothes, lungs, everywhere.

    My granddaughter visits a relative at weekends who is a heavy smoker. She says she doesn't smoke in the house but my granddaughter always smells of it. Even clothes she has not worn but kept in her bag smell of it. I often think if it can cling to everything so easily she must be smoking in the house and I worry about the effect passive smoking will have on my granddaughter's health.
  4. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    My husband doesn't really smoke inside the house but sometimes the smoke still gets inside. His clothes always smell of smoke. I used to wash our clothes together but now I try to separate his clothes. The smell of cigarette smoke sometimes is stuck even after two washes in the washing machine. So it is really important that I separate our clothes or else my clothes will smell like cigarettes too.
  5. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    A smokers home is the worst because the smell really does cling to everything. I remember that we moved into a house when I was a kid and the landlord had brought over a large pile of curtains when we moved in because they belonged to the house and the landlord had them dry cleaned. You could instantly smell the stale smoke despite the fact they had been cleaned. My mom promptly stored them away in the garage and just spent the money to buy new curtains. Stale smoke is a horrible smell.
  6. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    Fabreze usually helps get the smell of smoke out. Washing your clothes then using Fabreze on them works great. You should get your mom a true air filter, if she smokes around that her house wont smell like cigarettes. Over all it would be great if you could somehow convince her to stop smoking. I know that those portable air filters work great in peoples houses that smoke.
  7. brookeemily

    brookeemily Active Contributor

    My girlfriend's mom is a smoker and she has the same experience as you. She could never tell when something smelled of smoke because everything smelled of smoke. Her teacher actually thought she was a secret smoker, too.
  8. SLTE

    SLTE Community Champion

    She has an air filter, but it honestly doesn't work that well. The house still fairly stinks of smoke. I think she doesn't replace the filters often enough - or she needs to look into something more expensive and effective. Still, she tends to relegate herself to specific parts of the house these days, so areas that used to be affected are less problematic.
  9. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    I went out to a club the other night and it was full of smoke. My clothes reeked of smoke the next day. Tobacco smoke really does infiltrate into your hair and clothes, it's one when you are in a place that is smoke frr that you really smell it.
  10. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    And that's another one of the reasons why here in the UK, smoking is now banned indoors of all public places.

    I'm a smoker and even I dint like the small of stale smoke, so I fully agree with the ban being put in place, and I do think that smokers should show more respect to non smokers.
  11. Min

    Min Active Contributor

    The smell of cigarettes that lingers in a room, gets in the curtains, into the fabric of furniture is awful. I used to be a smoker who smoked in the house and never had a thought to how my house smelled. Then I quit and didn't smoke for months. A new friend came to visit and said "Oh, do you smoke?" I was devastated - that months later the smell was in everything in my home.

    I recently went to visit someone who was a chain smoker. He and his wife just smoked no-stop for the full five or six hours we were there. When I picked my purse up from the chair that was near them it smelled awful! I was shocked how much the visit ruined my purse. Smoke smell is the worst.
  12. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    When they started placing the first bans they thought that most smokers would complain about it. They were right but after they got used to having clean air to breath a and not having to smell the stale smoke they actually welcome it now.
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  13. morgoodie

    morgoodie Senior Contributor

    I did not live in a house of smokers, but my mom had family who smoked. When we would go visit, it was the first thing that you could smell when you went into their homes. My sister's in-laws were also smokers and when they would come back to our house after a visit they all smelled of smoke really strongly. I have never liked the smell of cigarette smoke but when I was a smoker I did not notice it as much. Now that I do not smoke any more I have a hard time dealing with the scent. I get bad headaches from it if I am around it for any length of time.
  14. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    I had to laugh because there used to be this furniture store in town that used to reek of cigarette smoke. Yeah, I am sure people really want their furniture smelling like smoke! I think that store is still there, but needless to say, it doesnt't smell like smoke anymore. Someone woke up and smelled the coffee,,or in this case, the smoke!
  15. ejorman1010

    ejorman1010 Senior Contributor

    As someone that grew up in a non-smoking house, I am definitely more sensitive to it that my friends who had parents that smoked. I don't usually cough, but my nose and eyes get itchy if I'm anywhere near cigarette smoke. Although, the smell itself doesn't really bother me, but the second hand health effects are very bothersome.
  16. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    Wow, that's the last thing that you want smelling like smoke, your new furniture. They must have really good price to be still in business.
  17. explorerx7

    explorerx7 Senior Contributor

    I have regular encounters with people who smoke and the incidence of second-hand smoke. Sometimes I have to turn away from the smell that the smoking leaves on their breath and on their person. I have to quickly try to get out of the range of the second-hand smoke, especially because I suffer from sinus problems, and the smoke aggravates my sinus and restrict my breathing.
  18. Jose

    Jose Active Contributor

    Even as a smoker I never was a big fan of cigarettes smell. I used to smoke in my room and get into arguments with everybody when I was younger, in a rebellious way I think. Now trying to quit and being at homes where they smoke inside have really changed my perspective. The thing is, when you're smoking your nose gets used to the smell and you can't smell it anymore, so its really easy for those who have been smoking for long time to forget about it, and just think everybody is making a big deal about it.
  19. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    This is true, it's funny how when you don't smoke for a while, you can really smell the tobacco smell on other peoples clothes and breath even if they aren't right next to you but have one cigarette and you can't smell a thing. It's just like garlic breath.
  20. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    Back in the day when I was still a smoker, I never noticed that I smelled like an ash tray. I guess I was just used to smelling like one so it didn't bother me. But some of my friends were bothered by the smell. So I used to carry a small bottle of scented alcohol (or cologne) with me to rid of the smell.