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How can I rid my house of cigarette smoke residue?

This film is part of the series "How To Rid Your House Of Cigarette Smoke Residue"

How To Rid Your House Of Cigarette Smoke Residue

Linda Hyder Ferry (Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine) gives expert video advice on: How can I rid my house of cigarette smoke residue?

How can I rid my house of cigarette smoke residue?

When someone has smoked inside either their car or their house for a long period of time, there is a build up of tar and residue that's all over everything. You don't really realize it when you're smoking, but you can't smell it. However, you can see it on your walls, on your glass, and on any vinyl surface. If you just wash it off with a white wash cloth, you'll see that. I encourage you anything that's washable, when you feel like you have a craving, go get a wash cloth and soap and spend your craving time for two to five minutes washing off the nicotine in the areas where you largely smoke. If you have a surface that's non-washable, then you may have to get dry cleaning, such as for upholstery for carpets, for drapes, and you may have to get a cleaning service to come in and clean those certain surfaces. Think of all the ways that you could help to eradicate the smoke and the residue and the tar, especially the tar resins that have built up on the surfaces of appliances, of your ceiling, and of your air conditioning system. Your vents may also need to cleaned, especially if you're in a rental apartment where someone else controls that.