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The best thing to do about smoke ....

is to not frequent any place which allows smoking. No smoking in public places is the law in my state. I wish it were th law in all fifty states. It's a deplorable habit. Before the law against smoking was passed, I used to air out my suits by placing them on the balcony of my cono for a day or two. This is probably the best you can do. If you want to get them dry cleaned. air them out first.
 

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2 different types of smoke to consider:
1 - You've been to a smoky bar...let the garment air out as dfloyd notes.

2 - Smoke damage, that is the garment was in/near a fire. This is far tougher to air out. My experience suggests you can try dry cleaning and try airing out, however, there will likely always be a faint smoky smell.
 

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As soon as possible after you leave the smoky environment, hang the suit up and hit it all over with a blow dryer on low heat and a gentle brushing. If you have a garment steamer, that will also help quite a bit. I would only use chemicals like Febreze in a dire emergency. It can't be good for the fabric and I hate the smell of it anyway.
 

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Hi, this is my first post.

I find a quick spray with the hairspray will do the job for minor one-night smoke smells.
Do not do this, the chemicals may cause a stain themselves. Also, I don't know if I'm right on this, but wouldn't hairspray just cover up the smell rather than get rid of it, sort of like a coat of polyurethane?

Will dry cleaning do it? Fabreeze? Any tips?
To get out that smoke smell, you need to take the clothing to a dry cleaner with a perc machine. Remember, what you are smelling is the thousands of little bits of ash on your jacket. That is dirt that must be removed.

Airing out the jacket is a always a good idea, but you need to get the dirt off of the clothing. I should point out that the debris left from the smoke is acidic, and although it will not eat through your jacket in a month, it is not good for it in the long run. Although there may not be a stain or tinge to the material now, that may occur over time if the debris is left on the material.

Hope this was helpful!

Adam L
 

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I'm sure the author will be along shortly to share the same link, but "A Suitable Wardrobe" reports that the Whirlpool Fabric Freshener does a great job of removing cigar smoke from fabrics.

https://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2007/01/maintenance-whirlpool-fabric-freshener.html

Here in Michigan, anywhere with a printed menu allows smoking. Thus, I don't wear suits when I go out.
I have one of these. It is absolutely fantastic! My suits go right into the machine when I return from the cigar bar. 45 minutes later they emerge wrinkle free and smelling fresh.
 

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Thank heavens . . .

. . . California banned smoking in public places. I sometimes have to think very hard whether I want to travel elsewhere.
 
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