Cigarette smoke lingers behind on items in a room, and it can cause the entire room to have an unpleasant odor quickly. Guests who do not smoke often find the odor repulsive, and some people cannot tolerate the smoke due to health issues. Instead of spraying commercial air fresheners in the room to mask the smoky smell, make the room not smell bad by removing the odor completely.
Place a humidifier in the room. Add 3 tsp. of fresh lemon juice to the water. The humidifier removes the smoke odor and it places a lemon scent in the air. Replace the water weekly and always follow the directions that come with the humidifier so that you use it properly.
Fill all the ashtrays with non-clumping cat litter. The cat litter puts lit cigarettes out and absorbs the smoke odors.
Pour white vinegar into clean containers or shallow bowls. Place them throughout the room to absorb the cigarette odor. Replace the vinegar every two to three days until the odor is gone.
Wash the walls in the room with an all-purpose cleaner. Scrub on the walls with a nonabrasive sponge to remove any tar or nicotine buildup.
Open windows in the room to let the air circulate. Place window fans in them to help remove the smoke from the room.
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers, closets or in plastic bags with small items. The sheets absorb the odors and leave behind a fresh scent.
Apply baking soda to the carpet. Vacuum the carpet after two to three hours to remove the smoke odor from the fibers.
Soak a washcloth in white distilled vinegar. Squeeze the excess vinegar from the washcloth and wave it around the room for two to three minutes to remove smoke odors quickly.