The Negative Effects of Smoking on Your Home

It is known that cigarette smoke affects the health of both those who smoke and those who are in the same room with the smoker, which is why smoking was banned in enclosed public places.

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However this will not decrease the number of those who have this addiction, but rather, those addicted to nicotine will choose to smoke in their own homes. Moreover, the space for smoking will not be a special one, so with time, every room in the house will be subjected to cigarette smoke.

Gradually, the fresh air in the room will be replaced by a strident cigarette smell that will penetrate clothing, furniture and in all that exists between these four walls, and no matter how we ventilate this room, the smell will linger.

But this is not the biggest issue that will arise. Most objects will change their color and have an obsolete and shabby look. The walls will gain over time a yellowish hue, as well as curtains and some accessories, lampshades, will discolor and dirt from cigarette smoke. To remove tobacco stains you will need to use special detergents that do not damage the material.

If you are a smoker and want to sell your home, you could have unpleasant surprises. Smoking can reduce your property value by 30%, many realtors suggest. It is enormous; almost a third of the total value of your house.

How can you avoid the harmful effects of smoking?

  1. These effects can be avoided if the homeowner will only smoke outside, on the balcony, and then he will ventilate the room.
  2. After each use of the ashtray, throw the cigarette ashes, and put in it a few coffee beans to absorb the unpleasant smell.
  3. Indoor decorative plants help purify the air and remove pollutants from the air, including those from cigarette smoke but even plants exposed to long-term smoke will suffer. It is advisable to clean both the top and underside of leaves of indoor plants to prevent harmful particles deposit a coating that can prevent the effect of photosynthesis.
  4. To get rid of the cigarette smell and spots, clean carpets and rugs with a water-based solution of sodium bicarbonate, wash windows with vinegar and water.
  5. Bedding, blinds or the curtains should be washed often; in this way, this unpleasant odor will disappear.