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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenOther - Home & Garden · 2 months ago

Roommate smells of cigarettes way too bad, what can I do?

For starters, I can't afford to leave right now, so that's not really an option. He has no plans on quitting whatsoever, and if anything he's actually increasing the amount he smokes. I know it's winter, but smoking "with a window open" is not a solution. The landlord is garbage and doesn't care as long as the house doesn't burn down.

I've tried talking, but he gets really upset and angry, then smokes to calm down (yeah, fun). Thing is, he absolutely reeks and any room where he spends more than a minute stinks like stale cigarettes for a day. It's so bad that even my room is getting a stench, and I regret giving him a ride (airing out a car in winter is very unpleasant). Febreze only goes so far, and while the vinegar trick works, it can't keep up. Do I have solutions, or do I have to wait until I get a mystery inheritance to leave?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

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    What you need is antimins (remains of saints sewed into a towel, one cup, one spoon, wax candles, nonkosher non-yeast nonbarcoded nonqrcoded bread/wine, etc.)

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  • OTTO
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    He is a tobacco addict, and it is affecting your life. He is also inconsiderate. Addiction makes people inconsiderate. He won't do what he doesn't want to do. Sounds like you're stuck with him until you can escape. You cannot change him, so focus on what you can change about yourself.

  • R.j.
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Just talk to them

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Since smoking is permitted in the building, you have zero recourse to stop the smoking roommate.

    Smoking is an ADDICTION! You just can't politely  ask someone to quit an addictive habit as if you are asking them to turn off a light and expect them to comply.

    I hate to say, but you are stuck until the opportunity to leave presents itself.

    Keep your bedroom door closed and demand that the smoker ONLY smoke in their own bedroom.

    OR

    Find someone who lives with a smoker and exchange roommates so they can smoke up a storm together.

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  • 2 months ago

    you do need to aim at moving. Sooner rather than later.  but until the inheritance comes in....

    Look for a portable room ionizer and/or filter.  This will take in most of the cigarette smoke while he smokes nd keep it centralized.  Second, look for 'tobacco candles.'  They have  special chemical in them which bonds with smoke particles and causes them to fall rather than circulate.  Tinder Box stores used to carry them.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Aside from the mystery inheritance, I recommend you find a way to escape this situation.  Cigarette smell is the worst, and it's horrible if you live with a smoker.  The smell gets on EVERYTHING, and what's worse is you're breathing that awful air.  It's too bad that your landlord doesn't care because he should.  The smell is literally stuck on the inside walls, and even if he were to quit for a week or two, the smell is VERY difficult to get rid of. It usually involves cleaning and repainting all the rooms.  So the only thing really, is to get an air purifier for your own living areas and especially your bedroom.  Remember, that air you're breathing is cancer-causing, even for you.  If there's any way you can find another roommate, do it.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Well, it must mean that there are not many cigarette smokers anymore for someone to not know that they stink.  There is no solution but to get away and stay away from a smoker.  Fortunately, that is not as big a burden as it once was in the past.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    and you knew they smoked before becoming roommates? 

    if you took up smoking then the smell won’t bother you so much

  • John
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Virginia tobacco is sweet smelling. Burley (Kentucky) tobacco stinks. 

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