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3 Simple Ways to Absorb Cigarette Odours

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To remove cigarette odours that lingered on a piece of clothes or other surfaces such as furniture is really hard. Besides it is leaving uncomfortable odours, repeated exposed to the cigarette odours is bad for our health. 

Cigarette smoke contains numerous chemicals, including carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and nitrogen oxides. Those chemicals are toxins that are bad to our health. 

How to remove Cigarette Odours 

Vinegar 

Vinegar is effective to remove unpleasant scents like cigarette smoke. Try to mix vinegar and lemon juice in a bottle and spray it like how you use an air freshener, or place bowls of white vinegar and leave it overnight. 

To reduce the nicotine residue, you can wipe down the hard surfaces with the vinegar. Spray vinegar on the towel or cloth, or the hard surfaces like walls and wave it around. 

Baking Soda and Activated Charcoal 

Baking soda and activated charcoal can remove cigarette odours. You can find the activated charcoal powder at the pet stores or convenience store. 

The first thing you have to do to reduce the cigarette smells in a room, juts put the activated charcoal powder bowl and sprinkle it on a surface. 

If you want to get rid of the cigarette smells in a small item, you can place the bowl with the activated charcoal powder on it and leave it for a few days. 

Coffee Ground 

For coffee lovers, you can use your coffee ground to reduce the cigarette odours by placing them in the smoke-affected area and leave it for a few days. 

 

Another way to have a better air environment that are free from cigarette odours is limiting contact with smokers and do not allowed visitors to smoke in your area. 

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What is carbon filter?

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What is Activated Carbon Filter?

Carbon filter is the loose pieces of activated charcoal that are compressed together as a filter. 

Carbon filter is commonly used in air purification or water filtration processes. In fact, nearly water filtration and air purification are depending on carbon filter. 

Charcoal traditionally made from wood, and the activated carbon made from wood, coconut shells, nutshells, and other byproduct materials. 

1. Physical activation. 

This first process to produce charcoal is pyrolization. The second one is oxidation, exposing the carbon to oxygen in a high temperature. Usually between 500 – 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. 

2. Chemical activation.

This process is involving the impregnating carbon with some chemicals. Including sodium hydroxide, phosphoric acid, potassium hydroxide, sodium chloride, or zinc chloride. 

How do Carbon Filters Work?

Carbon filters works through adsorption, which means when the contaminants lingered on the surfaces, the activated carbon will held it. It is more likely a magnet that attracts iron. 

Activated carbon is great to remove chlorine, organic chemicals, chloroform, and VOCs that are parts of gasoline, solvents and industrial cleaners. 

How Often Should Activated Carbon Filters Be Changed?

Activated Carbon Filter must be changed at least every 6-12 months. It is depending on how the users using it.  

After a long time using the activated carbon, the molecules in the filter will not efficiently work to adsorption the particles and chemicals. 

There are wide various of activated carbon filters’ price. Starting from $50 to $1,000 per each. To sustain your air purification and water filtration system, you need to change the air filter regularly. 

Hire a professional to replace the activated carbon filter to prevent any mistakes and get a fully maintenance from them. 

What is the Difference between an Activated Carbon Filter and a Charcoal Filter?

The main difference between activated carbon and charcoals is the filter materials. Both have a hard structure, porous substances that can capture contaminants. 

The activated carbon is purer and better-quality than activated charcoal. 

Both activated carbon filter and charcoal filter can be used as filter. 

But, the purity and effectiveness of activated carbon is way greatest than the activated charcoal.  The activated carbon is work effective in a large surface area.  

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How To Remove Cigarette Smell in 3 Ways

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Who likes the smell of cigarette smoke? Even though you are smokers or non-smokers, we all do not like the smells from cigarette smoke or another object lingering in our house or cars, isn’t it? 

However, the cigarette smoke leaves a strong odour in your car and even your house. The reason why cigarettes leave a strong odour in your fabric, sofa, hairs and leather is because these types of material can easily be absorbed by cigarette smoke.  

Unfortunately, removing the lingering cigarette smells in your t-shirt, sofa, fabric or your room is not as easy as we thought. But there are ways for you to try to remove the cigarette smell easier. 

Here are the three ways for you to remove cigarette smell: 

Coffee Grounds 

If you are a coffee lover, then you can easily have this thing. The coffee grounds can absorb the odour of cigarette smoke in your car or your room. 

How to use coffee grounds to remove odours? 

  1. You need to prepare coffee grounds and a bowl 
  2. Fill the bowl with the coffee grounds 
  3. Please place it in the place you want to remove the odours 

Charcoal

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Some of you do not think that charcoal can help you to remove odour in your room. It turns out, charcoal contains pores (small microscopic holes), that attract molecules (gases, liquids, and even solids). That is why charcoal is a highly recommended option for you to remove odours. 

How to use charcoal to remove odours? 

  1. You need to prepare activated charcoal and a bowl 
  2. Fill the bowl with the activated charcoal 
  3. Please place it in the place you want to remove the odours 

Note: the more activated charcoal you use, the faster the odours absorb. 

Baking Soda

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Baking soda has the ability to absorb the odour of cigarette smoke in your carpet or furniture. 

How to use baking soda to remove odours? 

  1. Prepare the baking soda 
  2. Spread the baking soda on the carpets, sofas or other furnitures 
  3. Wait for 1 or 2 hours for baking soda to absorb the odour 
  4. Clean it. 

After trying this way to remove cigarette smells, do not forget to keep your house or your car clean by regularly cleaning your home or your vehicle so the odour will not linger for a long time.