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air filter / purifier that stops smoking smells

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air filter / purifier that stops smoking smells

any recommendation on air filter / air purifier that can work against smoking ? the model from costco doesn’t work
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Think of the Childre…
You need the HEPA filters, can DIY with fan and filter for under $50 - $60.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Only a filter that has some sort of charcoal or other ingredient in it will absorb the smoke smell.. A hepa filter alone will not.
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None will.
Cigarette/weed smoke sticks to anything it touches and will make it yellow and stink over time. An air cleaner will clean the air and help some, but not prevent smoke from sticking to anything and making it smell in the end.
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Light up candles with different scents when you light up a cigarette
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IcarusLSC wrote: None will.
Cigarette/weed smoke sticks to anything it touches and will make it yellow and stink over time. An air cleaner will clean the air and help some, but not prevent smoke from sticking to anything and making it smell in the end.
This

Anyone who grew up in the smoking era
Can tell you how houses used to take on a stink over time
And how walls used to have a yellow oily film to them
And that the smoke permeated every soft surface ...
Carpet, Curtains, Upholstery etc

Today I would never buy a Smokers House
Unless it was dirt cheap
And left me plenty of money for remediation
Including ripping out the drywall down to the studs!
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What are you trying to achieve? Is it a car or a house?

I had decent success in cleaning a smoker's car with cloth seats using:
1) Bissell little green to clean all the seats, carpets, under carpets, headliner; anything cloth
2) Air purifier for a day
3) Ionizer for a few days

In a house, you'd probably need to:
1) replace all furniture, especially cloth furniture, curtains, etc
2) remove all carpets
3) Paint everything with stain-blocking paint, double coat, including the ceiling
4) run ionizers everywhere

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