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Topic: cigarette STENCH on my bags..HELPPP!!  (Read 1600 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2006 02:47:09 PM »

There are also different scents of Febreeze--you may want to try a store with a bigger selection.  I agree that the outside thing is a good idea.  You could just spray the Febreeze on the bags while they're outside and you wouldn't have to deal as much with the smell.  Did you do a web search on removing cigarette smell?  You may want to try that--I once found out that you can use WD40 to take silly putty out of the carpet (useful info, but doesn't pertain to your problem!).

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2006 03:05:48 PM »

Coffee can be used to absorb and remove smells. put some in a pair of panty hose(double layer for extra protection) and leave for a couple of days. Antique dealers use this to help with furniture. Also try cat litter.
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2006 03:25:57 PM »

You could try lightly misting the bags with a solution of half vinegar and half water.  Vinegar is a natural deodorizer, and the 'salady' smell goes away very quickly, and should take the smoke smell with it. 

Good Luck!
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2006 03:51:45 PM »

hmm.. all very good ideas.. wouldn't the vinegar leave a stain though?  were you talking white vinegar??
I looked around abit online but only really found what to do for one kind of fabric, not anything made with two kinds, vinyl and cotton, and i cant wash them, and I can't put them outside to air out because I live in a city!  I will try all your other suggestions though, thanks so much!
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