If you smoke cigarettes but are aware of the unpleasant smell that results (which is especially obvious to non-smokers), know that there are many possible solutions to this dilemma. Here are some of the best ways for you to hide cigarette odors:
- Use baking soda. Baking soda is renowned for being a cheap, natural odor-absorber. You could keep containers of baking soda around your room or any place where you might smoke in. Of course, it’s still always best that you smoke outdoors.
You could also sprinkle baking soda all over your clothes, let it sit for a few minutes, and then dust it off.
- Use coffee beans. If you like the smell of coffee, it’s good to know that not only do they exude a pleasant fragrance around a room, they are also known to be effective odor-absorbers (much like baking soda). You can try placing open containers with coffee beans around your room.
- Avoid wearing heavy jackets and sweaters while smoking. Know that heavy jackets and thick garments tend to absorb cigarette smoke more readily, and it’s a pain to get rid of their smell once they do absorb it.
If you find that your clothes already smell of cigarette, you could try to use a spray-on fabric conditioner on them. Of course, be sure that you are not wearing your clothes when you do this. Do not use ordinary cologne on your clothes to mask cigarette odor; the smell of cigarette mixed with cologne tends to give a rather headache-inducing odor.
- Smoke outdoors, and don’t face the wind. As mentioned, the best place to smoke is outdoors so that you won’t have to deal too much with indoor cigarette odors. Once you do go outdoors, assess first which way the wind is coming from, and make sure that you smoke facing the direction that the wind is blowing towards. This way, the cigarette smoke will go away from your face, and so will the nasty odor.
- Brush your teeth and chew a breath freshening gum. The best solution to get rid of cigarette breath is to brush your teeth after you smoke, or at least to gargle with a mouth rinse. You should always bring one with you or keep it in your office cubicle. Another handy solution is to chew a mint gum that is specially designed to mask foul odors.
- Keep your hair tied back. Tie your hair back away from your face to ensure that you hair does not absorb cigarette smoke. Better yet, wear a scarf or a bandanna over your hair to make it less exposed to cigarette smoke.
- Use an orange. To remove the smell of cigarette from your hands, first, use liquid soap and wash your hands thoroughly. Then, rub a piece of orange (lemon and lime works too) all over your hands; citrus fruits work to neutralize cigarette odor.
There you have it! These are just some of the most effective ways to get rid of cigarette smoke. Though these might entail a little effort from you, after a while these steps will likely become second nature for you. Good luck, and hope this helped!