How to Exhaust Cigarette Smoke From My Bedroom

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Things You'll Need

  • Fan

  • Air purifier

  • Smokeless ashtray


Keep your bedroom door closed whenever you smoke. This will help prevent smoke from seeping into other areas of your home. Place a towel or a door sweep--air-blocking device--under your door to prevent cigarette smoke from leaving your bedroom through the door. Using air fresheners, candles or incense won't get rid of cigarette smoke.They merely cover the smell of cigarette smoke. It can be very difficult, if not impossible, to remove all traces of cigarette smoke from your bedroom and keep it from getting into other parts of your home. If you or someone in your home is particularly bothered by cigarette smoke, consider having the smoker go outside to smoke.


Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause breathing difficulties in those with asthma. It may also worsen symptoms in those with other conditions that affect breathing.

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Even those who smoke may dislike the lingering smell. At best, cigarette smoke can be unpleasant and can damage furniture and walls. At worst, it can irritate the lungs and cause cancer. If you or a loved one are unable to kick the habit, there are some ways to exhaust cigarette smoke from your bedroom and prevent at least some of it from reaching the rest of your home.


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Step 1

Place a fan that has an exhaust option in your bedroom window and use it to pull indoor air outside. This type of fan allows you to switch from exhausting air to drawing it into the room without turning the fan around.

Step 2

Use an ordinary box fan to push smoke from your room. You'll need to turn it around so that air is pushed out of your bedroom rather than pulled into it. This type of fan typically lacks an exhaust option.


Step 3

Purchase an air purifier to filter particles of smoke from the air. Air purifiers that are labeled as ozone, carbon filter or ionic are effective for removing smoke particles. Others may not work as well.

Step 4

Use a smokeless ashtray to filter smoke that leaves a cigarette as it sits in the ashtray.


Step 5

Sit in front of an open window while you smoke. Aim a fan toward you to push the smoke from the room. If you sit with your back to the fan, it will blow the smoke away from your face. Likewise, sitting so that the air hits your side may keep the smoke from blowing back into your face.


Step 6

Install an exhaust fan in your bedroom to draw smoke outside. These fans are typically more powerful and effective than regular fans designed to circulate air. Installation, however, can be expensive


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